Westmark Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national financial literacy program, to make financial literacy curriculum available to 44 Idaho schools free of charge.
Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks. The program aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education, according to a press release.
Students using the program are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget. They must learn to manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets, interest charges and overdraft fees. The program also introduces students to auto loans, bank statements, entertainment costs, savings and more.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visit westmark.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.