VERFI Empowered Seal awarded to public school districts that have demonstrated commitment to comprehensive education strategies

DSUSD Earns Coveted Empowered Seal Desert Sands Unified School District’s dedication to providing an evidence-informed education that prepares students for success in the real world has led it to earn the annual EVERFI Empowered Seal.

Now in its fourth year, the VERFI Empowered Seal is a designation awarded to public school districts that have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to comprehensive education strategies on topics such as financial literacy, health, and careers.

In a statement, Superintendent Kelly May-Vollmar, Ed.D. said, “DSUSD is committed to ensuring that our students are prepared for college, career, and life. Utilizing the financial literacy curriculum from EVERFI, our amazing educators are able to better equip our students with the various financial skills necessary to be financially secure later in life. We are thankful for this award.”

In addition to being recognized nationally for their work, the Empowered Seal provides districts with the opportunity to apply for the Empowered Seal grant. Six Empowered Seal districts will be selected as winners with each district’s preferred non-profit receiving $1,000.

Desert Sands Unified School District serves seven communities in the central Coachella Valley. Close to 27,000 students in 35 schools are provided with challenging educational choices. DSUSD offers the highest level of opportunity for excellence in the preparation for college or career. Information on the district is available at

Additional information on EVERFI can be found at 


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