Financial Literacy

SummerWorks is more than just a job. In addition to gaining work experience, we want to make sure all our participants have the skills they need to manage their finances – and make informed decisions with their new, hard-earned paychecks.

Earning your own money can be exciting and rewarding, but it is also a responsibility. There are a lot of ways to get into financial trouble, but there are also a lot of easy things you can do to make sure that your hard-earned money stays with you, and doesn’t go to paying fees, interest, or other costs.

This is why we strongly encourage you to complete our online financial literacy trainings.

To help our SummerWorks interns gain the financial literacy, we have teamed up with EverFi to provide you with a series of short but useful online lessons. Each one is about 3-5 minutes. In total, completing the first 7 modules should take about a half hour.
Five Chances to Win $100!

We know you’re busy. And we know financial literacy isn’t always exciting material to study. So in addition to having a short, targeted online training that you can do when and where it makes the most sense for you, we also are giving those who complete the financial literacy courses a shot at winning $100!

In order to enter to the raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards, you must fully complete the first 7 Financial Literacy modules (but you can take all of them if you want to!).*

Everyone who completes the 7 modules is automatically entered into the raffle. We will choose a name at random every week and will contact the winner to let them know they won. If you don’t win one week, you will remain in the raffle pool for the next drawing.

(That means the earlier you complete your Financial Literacy Trainings, the more chances you have to win!)
Requirements & Directions

You are automatically entered into the raffle once you complete the required modules. You have two easy steps to follow:

1) Log into EverFi with your student ID
To enter the raffle, you must enter in your correct Student ID number from LaunchPath when you create your account. If you do not know your Student ID, you can look at your original SummerWorks confirmation email (your ID is the first part of the confirmation #), ask your success coach, or look in LaunchPath (log in, and click “update my information” in the top right of the screen to see your ID).

2) Complete the following seven Learning Modules:
          1) Savings
          2) Taxes
          3) Checking accounts
          4) Credit Scores & Reports
          5) Payday Loans
          6) Mobile Payments
          7) Overdraft

That’s it!

Good luck and we hope you learn financial skills that you can use into the future!

Online Financial Training