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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: |

First Source FCU offers free financial education

Originally posted on www.uticaod.com First Source Federal Credit Union has announced they are now offering the Banzai Financial Education program to the community free of charge. The program offers interactive, age-appropriate, online learning modules for anyone elementary-aged through adulthood. You can access the program by going to fsource.org and clicking the Banzai link. All you need is a valid email address to get started. Once [...]

By |2018-11-28T20:35:25+00:00November 28th, 2018|Tags: |

First Source FCU offers free financial education

Originally posted on www.romesentinel.com First Source Federal Credit Union has announced they are now offering the Banzai Financial Education program to our community free of charge. The program offers interactive, age-appropriate, online learning modules for anyone elementary-aged through adulthood. First Source has offered educational programs directly to schools for many years, helping hundreds of teachers incorporate financial education into their classrooms. Thousands of students have [...]

By |2018-10-31T21:16:58+00:00October 31st, 2018|Tags: |

Credit union, schools team up to teach finance

Originally posted on www.thedailystar.com Area students are getting a chance to learn budgeting skills. Banzai, a financial literacy program, teaches students how to create and follow budgets. The company that developed the program partners with small banks and credit unions across the country to provide the service free of charge to schools. In Chenango, Otsego and Delaware counties Banzai is provided through Sidney Federal Credit Union. Eleven school [...]

By |2018-10-30T17:11:31+00:00October 30th, 2018|Tags: |

Free money management tool helps students plan for future

Originally posted on www.whec.com Some important financial lessons are being taught in schools in the Rochester region. They are part of a free program that teachers and students can take advantage of. It is called Banzai. The main message of this program is your money matters and you have to start thinking way ahead about what you want to do with it. “Banzai is a program [...]

By |2018-10-15T21:52:44+00:00October 15th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Brighton CSD uses software to teach students financial literacy

Originally posted on www.rochesterfirst.com The Brighton Central School District is continuing a financial literacy program helping students get a head start on important life skills. Teachers in Brighton are using a free literacy program called "Banzai" to educate kids how to manage their money. Now the program is a software platform designed to introduce students to adult financial issues. It features real-life scenarios to illustrate [...]

By |2018-10-04T17:32:16+00:00October 4th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Saratoga Springs students learn about real-life finances

Originally posted on www.saratogian.com Thirty students at Saratoga Springs High School experienced real-life financial situations, and they didn’t even have to leave the classroom. Through a free partnership with Adirondack Trust Company, Family and Consumer Educator Beth Morris administered the Banzai Program, which offers simulations to illustrate financial decisions, to ninth- through 12th-graders during the Independent Living course. Senior Cami Denning quickly adapted the lessons [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:50+00:00April 27th, 2018|Tags: |