NuPath CCU makes financial literacy program free for local classrooms
Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money.
NuPath Community Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to certain schools in Ottawa, Monroe, Allegan and Kent counties for free.
Students using the program are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget, but it’s not always easy. Students must learn to manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets, interest charges and overdraft fees. The educational program also introduces students to auto loans, bank statements, entertainment costs, savings and more.
Banzai began in 2008 and was awarded the Curriculum of the Year Award from the Institute of Financial Literacy in 2010. The online program is used in all 50 states by more than 10,000 schools.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visit teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.