Founded in 2000, Outside The Classroom’s online curriculum focuses on alcohol prevention in America’s youth. Its online products, AlcoholEdu for College and AlcoholEdu for High School, are used in hundreds of high schools and over five-hundred college campuses. More than 3 million students to date have taken AlcoholEdu.
EverFi, which just raised $11 million, has created a SaaS application for schools to help educate young adults on financial literacy, student loan default prevention, filing taxes, credit card debt and more. The application’s curriculum incorporates virtual worlds, gaming, social media and videos to help teach children these life skills.
For example, the company’s Buttonwood platform, aims to prevent teenagers from student loan defaults. The application includes a Second Life-like virtual world where users can learn and implement key financial literacy concepts, such as credit worthiness, the loan application process, interest rates and more.
EverFi will add AlcoholEdu to its existing coursework in Financial Literacy and Nutrition and Obesity.
EverFi takes on the tough issues facing students. We teach, assess, and certify students in the critical skills they need for life. From financial literacy to digital citizenship and substance abuse, the company is powering a national movement to enable students to learn using effective technology. EverFi is building a new framework to finance and deliver content, technology and innovation into schools. The company boasts an integrated network of thousands of schools across the country that incorporate the EverFi...