Mendo Lake Credit Union sponsors financial literacy program
LAKEPORT — Mendo Lake Credit Union is now working with Banzai, a national financial literacy program, to offer curriculum to Lake and Mendocino county high schools free-of-charge.
Banzai is an interactive online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. It presents students with real-life scenarios in which they learn to pay bills, balance a budget and manage unexpected expenses.
“A lot of students leave school and they’re just not ready for the financial roller coasters life hands out,” Banzai co-founder Morgan Vandagriff stated in a news release. “We’re excited to work with Mendo Lake Credit Union to help remedy that.”
According to the Banzai website, the company works with 130 credit unions nationwide to make the online program available free of charge to middle school and high school students.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visit teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.