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A free program can help teach your kids financial responsibility

Originally posted Looking for a way to teach your kids how to make money and be responsible with it? There’s a program that could help... and it’s free! Banzai teaches kids financial literacy in an age-appropriate way. “If you start saving now, even if it’s just a little bit, but earning interest on the funds that you save, and compounding interest - the interest that [...]

By |2018-11-06T23:37:38+00:00November 6th, 2018|Tags: , , |

Banzai! Online tool helps teach students about financial responsibility

Originally posted on ABOVE: Gracia DiPace, a teacher at Salem Church Middle School, shows students how to use a Banzai financial tool; Chesterfield Credit Union’s Chris Miller In an effort to encourage financial literacy and responsibility, some Chesterfield County schools have implemented a program to teach students how to manage their money. Banzai, a financial literacy program for students, exposes them to real-life adult financial [...]

By |2018-10-22T22:04:28+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

Banzai! Teaching Kids How To Manage Money

Originally posted on  For many youngsters, bills, bank accounts, and credit card debt are grown up problems, but some Alexandria students are already dealing with these very adult concerns. Area teachers have partnered with CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union to bring a new financial literacy software called Banzai into their classrooms. The program engages students in real-life scenarios that teach them about the importance [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:54+00:00February 28th, 2017|Tags: |

GC Students Learn Financial Education With Online Program

Originally posted on Learning the value of a dollar is an important lesson for all and a program in use at Gate City High School is teaching students how to spend and save wisely. In 2011, the Commonwealth of Virginia began including financial literacy courses in their required curriculum for high school students. The inclusion of these classes in addition to traditional academic courses [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:58+00:00April 6th, 2016|Tags: |

Henrico Federal Credit Union

Schools embrace financial literacy program Originally posted on A financial literacy program called Banzai has made its way into the curriculum of Henrico County Public Schools and is meant to expose students to financial responsibilities. Henrico Federal Credit Union started sponsoring the financial literacy program in 2012, and its engagement in the program gives teachers the opportunity to provide an innovative, high-quality experience to [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:03:59+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Tags: |

Piedmont Credit Union

Financial education starting earlier Originally posted on Danville and Pittsylvania County Schools, local credit union and the Virginia state curriculum have recently emphasized the importance of learning about personal finance in a student’s life with new classes, tools and graduation requirements. “The skills that they learn in personal finance govern everything that they do,” said Joyce Culley, a fi-nance and economics teacher at Galileo [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:00+00:00May 17th, 2015|Tags: |

CommonWealth One FCU

CommonWealth One FCU Makes Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free For Local Classrooms Originally posted on Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make curriculum available to Alexandria schools completely free. "Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:01+00:00March 24th, 2015|Tags: |

Henrico Federal Credit Union

Originally posted on Henrico Federal Credit Union has teamed with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to help local students learn to manage their money in a fun, real-world way. Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. Students are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay their bills [...]

By |2018-10-24T19:04:04+00:00September 20th, 2012|Tags: |