Monthly Archives: October 2017

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School assistance

Originally posted on www.wzzm13.com GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - If students learned early on the importance of allocating every dollar wisely, would they avoid the pitfalls of debt later in life? A local credit union is sponsoring a program it believes answers that question. Kentwood-based Community West Credit Union is footing the bill to provide access to Banzai — an online financial education platform that takes [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 31st, 2017|Tags: , |

Back to school on finance

Originally posted on grbj.com (As seen on WZZM TV 13) If students learned early on the importance of allocating every dollar wisely, would they avoid the pitfalls of debt later in life? A local credit union is sponsoring a program it believes answers that question. Kentwood-based Community West Credit Union is footing the bill to provide access to Banzai — an online financial education platform [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 31st, 2017|Tags: |

Banzai

Originally posted on www.saratogatodayonline.com Over 30,000 teachers use Banzai, an award-winning financial literacy course, nationwide. The goal of this program is to equip students with financial education that they will need in the future. It incorporates real-life scenarios such as paying rent, auto insurance, saving for unexpected costs, college tuition, and more. Banzai was founded in 2007 in Provo, Utah by co-owners Morgan Vandagriff and [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 17th, 2017|Tags: |

Evergreen Federal helps bring education program to 36 schools

Originally posted on www.thenorthwestweekly.com Evergreen Federal Bank, Grants Pass, Ore., has partnered with Banzai, a Utah-based financial education software company to provide programs at no-cost to 36 area schools. Used by over 30,000 teachers nationwide, Banzai’s platform introduces elementary, middle school, and high school students to real-world financial dilemmas. Scenarios include paying rent and auto insurance as well as saving for college and unexpected accidents. [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 11th, 2017|Tags: |

FCCU supports financial literacy program at local schools

Originally posted on www.dailyunion.com Fort Community Credit Union is teaming up with 30 local schools to promote financial literacy for students. Through FCCU’s sponsorship, schools have free access to the financial literacy program, Banzai, which educates youngsters and teens about how to manage their money. Emily Inman, public relations manager for Banzai, said the software platform is designed to introduce students to adult financial dilemmas. [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 11th, 2017|Tags: |

Web program helps high schoolers learn to manage money

Originally posted on www.kob.com ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- After graduating high school, there's often an initial feeling of excitement at the idea of having more freedom until reality hits and the bills start rolling in. More students in New Mexico are learning valuable lessons about balancing a budget before graduation, thanks to a web-based program called Banzai. It starts by having the kids take a pre-test. [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:52+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Evergreen Federal Bank Sponsors Free Financial Literacy Program

Originally posted on www.kdrv.com GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Evergreen Federal Bank in Rogue River is giving students the chance to learn about finances through real-world practice. The bank is offering its "Bonzai" program for free to 36 community schools. Grants Pass High School Teacher Jann Taylor said she used the program in a class of seniors last year. "I think it's about as real-life as [...]

By |2017-10-02T22:31:06+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |

Students learn about financial literacy with Banzai

Originally posted on www.ktvl.com  GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A few schools in Jackson and Josephine County are getting serious about financial literacy. Banzai is an online financial literacy program designed to prepare kids for different financial scenarios. Evergreen Federal Bank in Grants Pass is sponsoring 36 schools in Gold Hill, Rogue River, Grants Pass, and Cave Junction with the program. Currently, 12 schools are participating. Evergreen [...]

By |2017-10-02T22:02:06+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Tags: , |