Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and Twitter co-founder Evan Williams are among the tech heavyweights bankrolling EverFi, a Washington, D.C.-based startup that hosts online educational programs that teach students digital literacy, alcohol abuse prevention and financial responsibility. The financing round stands at $10 million, and total funding in the four-year-old upstart now comes to $21 million, according to The Washington Post.
Targeted at students from elementary school to college, courses include instructional programs such as “Vault: Understanding Money” and “Alcohol EDU.” Here’s how the company describes its Buttonwood program:
Buttonwood – Personal Finance and Student Loan Management is a turnkey platform to empower students with the skills to successfully manage their finances while in school and beyond, and minimize dropout and student loan defaults through education.
The company said that more than four million students have been certified through its programs. Here’s an overview of the EverFi AlcoholEDU alcohol abuse prevention program.