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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: , |

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 |2018-05-14T17:06:20+00:00May 10th, 2018|Tags: , |

Credit union helps students learn about money

Originally posted on www.whig.com Liberty High School sophomore Grace Shanks already has figured out one way to handle her money from a part-time job. Half of it goes into savings, and the other half she can use for whatever she wants. Learning more about finances -- thanks to a program offered through Members First Community Credit Union -- helps Shanks and some of her classmates [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00April 12th, 2018|Tags: |

TCCU Literacy Program Free For Local Classrooms

Originally posted on www.thejournal-news.net Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Taylorville Community Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 12 schools in the Taylorville, Edinburg, Hillsboro, Litchfield, Morrisonville, Nokomis, Pana, and Raymond areas completely free. "Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids have their own bank [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00February 27th, 2018|Tags: |

GCS offers Riverbend-area schools financial education program

Originally posted on www.thetelegraph.com Area teachers are getting a helping hand in educating students about financial literacy, thanks to a partnership between a local credit union and an instructional software company. The program, which is being spearheaded by GCS Credit Union — which has an Alton location, and operates several other branches in the St. Louis area — aims to put a software program called [...]

By |2018-02-27T22:50:51+00:00February 27th, 2018|Tags: |

Students Learn Financial Literacy Working Through Real Life Scenarios

Originally posted on www.mystateline.com ROCKFORD -  Flinn Middle School students in David Barelli's class get hands on experience making decisions about money using Banzai. He says, "It's a program that gives the kids the opportunity to go through some life scenarios and understand what a budget is and what a budget does for them. How to use a check book and a credit card." Guilford [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:51+00:00February 8th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Banzai providing financial literacy for area schools

Originally posted on www.bentoneveningnews.com ELDORADO -- A program that teaches students real-world lessons regarding money is proving popular with local schools, according to those involved with the program. Banzai is an online financial education platform designed to give students practical lessons about money and finances without risking their own dollars, says Banzai public relations manager Emily Inman. "It's a financial literacy program used by over [...]

By |2017-12-11T19:19:17+00:00December 11th, 2017|Tags: |

Banzai providing financial literacy for area schools

Originally posted on www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com ELDORADO -- A program that teaches students real-world lessons regarding money is proving popular with local schools, according to those involved with the program. Banzai is an online financial education platform designed to give students practical lessons about money and finances without risking their own dollars, says Banzai public relations manager Emily Inman. "It's a financial literacy program used by over [...]

By |2017-12-11T18:48:47+00:00December 11th, 2017|Tags: |