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Interactive literacy program starting central Illinois students young, helping budget

Originally posted on centralillinoisproud.com   More than 60 schools throughout central Illinois are using an interactive program that’s starting students young and helping them budget called Banzai! “It prepares them for the future and the choices that they’ll have to make with their own money,” said Holly Cox, Assistant Principal at Sugar Creek Elementary School. “This is great for students, for their future, it’s great [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:48:38+00:00August 29th, 2019|Tags: , |

How-to-handle-money courses promoted

Originally posted on www.plymouth-review.com In an effort to prepare students for the real world challenges that await them in adulthood, a partnership between two local financial institutions and area school districts has brought the importance of financial literacy to the forefront in Sheboygan County. The vital subject of financial literacy has developed into a key component of the curriculum at the elementary, middle and high [...]

By |2019-05-23T21:17:45+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

10,000 North Texas Students Learn Money-Management Life Skills through Landmark Bank-Sponsored Program

Originally posted on www.mckinneyonline.com More than 10,000 students in 550 schools across North Texas are learning about financial responsibility to prepare them to manage money successfully in adulthood, thanks to a unique education program sponsored by Landmark Bank. Featuring real-life scenarios that bring money-management lessons to life in a meaningful way, Banzai is an interactive, online curriculum that introduces students to adult financial issues and [...]

By |2019-04-22T22:08:03+00:00April 22nd, 2019|Tags: , |

Purdue Federal Provides Banzai Financial Literacy for Local Schools

Originally posted on www.laportecountylife.com April is National Financial Literacy month, but Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) focuses on financial literacy year-round by offering free one-on-one counseling sessions and group presentations for the community as well as free resources like Banzai!TM for local schools. During the 2018-19 school year, Purdue Federal has provided more than 2,000 free Banzai teaching packets to 42 teachers in our [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:11:51+00:00April 18th, 2019|Tags: |

Free program teaches local students about financial literacy

Originally posted on www.shelbycountyreporter.com Understanding how to manage finances is one of the most important skills needed by young adults. Now local students have the opportunity to learn the importance of financial literacy and fiscal responsibility through a free program known as Banzai. Banzai is “a world-class software platform designed to introduce students to adult financial dilemmas,” according to Nicole Hillman, Banzai public relations. “The program [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:10:16+00:00April 11th, 2019|Tags: |

Dollars sense: Programs teach central Ohio school kids about credit, budgeting, saving

Originally posted on www.dispatch.com It seemed like everything was going smoothly. Then he broke his arm roughhousing at a concert. Then his clunker of a car broke down. His college savings vanished as he paid medical and car-repair bills. Luckily for 13-year-old Rece Hatem, the scenario was only a computer game. But quickly, the seventh-grader at Trinity Catholic Elementary School learned the value of a [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:09:30+00:00April 8th, 2019|Tags: |

Students flex fiscal muscles through Banzai

Originally posted on pressrepublican.com Dawn Bronson has taught the Banzai Program to her seventh- and eighth-grade students for three years at Willsboro Central School. The financial literacy program educates young people how to manage their money and is a free resource for 44 local schools thanks to the sponsorship of the Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union. “The program is excellent,” said Bronson, who teaches physical education, home, [...]

By |2019-05-01T03:07:39+00:00March 25th, 2019|Tags: |

Make Good Choices: Local students learn fiscal responsibility

Originally posted on saratogian.com Handling personal finances in life is somewhat like parenting; we are not born knowing how. It takes time and patience. Everyone wants more money, but handling the funds we do have at a given time requires careful consideration, impulse restraint and concrete training. April is Financial Literacy Month, and there is no time like the present. As the largest independent community bank [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:35:35+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Tags: |