Evergy helps Pando to grow financial wellness and education through “Reality U”

February 25, 2021

Evergy believes that we are only as healthy as the communities in which we live and work. And, our hometowns are as unique as their customers.

“We invest in opportunities that retain and attract business as well as stimulate workforce readiness, access to opportunities for all ages and backgrounds and basic needs that help people contribute to society.”

Recently, Evergy presented The Pando Initiative with a generous gift to support Reality U. This financial literacy program aims to help students gain important financial literacy knowledge to help them plan for their future while recognizing the importance of their education today and how it is tied to their financial future.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Pando has faced challenges in bringing this innovative program to kids but with the support of schools, implementing social distancing and instilling that the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment measures are in place, we are able to provide an eye-opening experience for staff, volunteers, and students alike.

For the first time, students that were participating in remote learning were still able to actively participate in a hybrid format. Educators had stated time and time again how grateful they were to be able to offer students the experience of Reality U to provide them with a sense of normalcy in what has been uncertain times.

Now more than ever, empowering students on the steps they can take to be successful in their financial future is crucial. We are delighted that community partners, like Evergy support our mission and believe that having students who are knowledgeable about their financial health grows stronger communities for all of us.

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