Regions Next Step Expands Financial Wellness Offerings for Students via iGrad and WeAreTeachers Platforms

BIRMINGHAM, Ala .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Regions Bank announced on Thursday the launch of its new financial literacy platforms through WeAreTeachers and iGrad ™, expanding the free financial education tools for students and parents through Regions Next Step, Regions Bank’s financial education program.

Through WeAreTeachers, a popular online media brand for teachers, Regions offers real-life math and money activities for K-8 students in Adventures in Math. This free educational program features interactive games, lesson plans, home activities, and family resources. Adventures in Math is available to all and can help teach students math skills and financial responsibility.

“Building healthy financial habits early on can help lay a solid foundation for students’ entire school life and into adulthood,” said Joye Hehn, Next Step Financial Education Manager at Regions Bank. “These activities provide a fun and engaging way for teachers and parents to teach young students the value of money and help them gain financial literacy when they return to the classroom this fall.”

In addition, Regions is partnering with financial wellness education company iGrad to provide money management resources to students attending select Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) universities. Regions recently launched its bespoke financial wellness platform for Mississippi State University, with immediate expansion to Auburn University, followed by other SEC universities and HBCUs. The platform gives students access to a wide range of courses and articles, a student loan management tool that helps students with budgeting, scholarship and job search databases, and more.

“Whether back to school means starting your freshman year or preparing for graduation, knowledge is the power in managing college finances and beyond,” said Hehn. “Regions pride themselves on providing students with access to financial education resources through iGrad that will help them build skills that they will use now and long after they graduate.”

In addition to these platforms, Regions offers free tools and resources to help students of all ages and their families prepare financially for the back-to-school season and year-round. Other resources for the next step are:

  • Back to School Budget Worksheet – This option is designed to help people plan and track spending on everything on their back to school list, as well as other student activities.

  • Next Step for Students Hub – College students and alumni can use the articles, worksheets, courses, calculators, and other resources available in the hub linked here to improve their money management skills, navigate student loans, and from the classroom to the Change job.

  • Next Step Podcasts – The Insights for Students series linked here offers savings, budget and planning advice for students before, during and after their studies. These quick, educational Next Step Podcasts are now being published on the most popular podcast platforms as well.

For more advice and tools on budgeting, saving, and planning for this back-to-school season, visit Regions.com/NextStepFamilyBudget. The content is free and available to everyone, regardless of whether they are a Regions customer.

About Regions Financial Corporation

Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE: RF) has 156 billion Regions servicing clients in the South, Midwest and Texas and operates more than 1,300 banking offices and approximately 2,000 ATMs through its subsidiary Regions Bank. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and a member of the FDIC. For more information about regions and their full range of products and services, please visit www.regions.com.

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