Teaching kids about money

Originally posted on www.illinoistimes.com Area students are getting a free education in how to manage their money, thanks to Taylorville Community Credit Union, which is bringing Banzai, a national online financial literacy program, to 12 schools in and around Taylorville, Edinburg, Hillsboro, Litchfield, Morrisonville, Nokomis, Pana and Raymond.  “Kids have their own bank accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Tags: , |


Originally posted on www.bonnercountydailybee.com About 240 Idaho schools are using Banzai, a free, online financial literacy program that teaches students about adult financial dilemmas. Students are experiencing adult financial dilemmas from the inside of their own classrooms since P1FCU partnered with Banzai, an award-winning online financial literacy program. Through the program, 240 schools in western and North Idaho are getting free education in how to manage their [...]

By |May 9th, 2018|Tags: , |

Five Star Credit Union brings award-winning financial literacy program to Bainbridge classrooms

Originally posted in The Post Searchlight newspaper It's no secret that understanding finances is the key to a life without the burden of heavy debt. With April being National Financial Literacy Month, Five Star Credit Union is highlighting its work with local students by giving them a free education in how to manage their money. Five Star is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|Tags: , |

Saratoga Springs students learn about real-life finances

Originally posted on www.saratogian.com Thirty students at Saratoga Springs High School experienced real-life financial situations, and they didn’t even have to leave the classroom. Through a free partnership with Adirondack Trust Company, Family and Consumer Educator Beth Morris administered the Banzai Program, which offers simulations to illustrate financial decisions, to ninth- through 12th-graders during the Independent Living course. Senior Cami Denning quickly adapted the lessons [...]

By |April 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Kids Learn Real-World Financial Literacy

Originally posted on www.bottomlinenewsandviews.com April is National Financial Literacy Month and thanks to a free program sponsored by Hayward Community Credit Union, teachers in a seven county area now have the opportunity to introduce students to and help them solve adult financial dilemmas. Using Banzai, a world-class software platform designed to teach such real-world financial concepts as paying auto insurance, shopping for groceries, and renting [...]

By |April 24th, 2018|Tags: |

Magnify Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program

Originally posted on www.yoursun.com Reading, writing, and arithmetic–all important to a student’s success in life. But, what about knowledge and understanding of finances? Magnify Credit Union has responded to this underserved subject area by sponsoring Banzai, a software program that uses real-life simulations of financial dilemmas, intended to explicate the concepts in a fun and engaging way. Available in all 50 states, over 35,000 teachers [...]

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Wings uplifts students with financial knowledge

Originally posted on www.hometownsource.com April may be National Financial Literacy Month, but a locally-based business has been working with south-of the river schools to help young people better understand saving and spending all year long. Wings Financial Credit Union, headquartered in Apple Valley, provides materials free of charge to several Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan schools. Representatives visit classrooms, host reality fairs and give presentations. “Everything that we [...]

By |April 13th, 2018|Tags: |

First County Bank sponsors financial literacy program at NCHS

Originally posted on www.ncadvertiser.com Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. First County Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to eight schools in the New Canaan, Fairfield, Norwalk, Stamford, Westport, and Wilton areas completely free, including New Canaan High School. “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program,” Morgan Vandagriff, [...]

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