Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which align with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. It has become the largest program of its kind, servicing more than 27,000 teachers and available in all 50 states.
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. The students have their own accounts and they work through assignments, based on real life.
Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, said “Too often students get out of school and they just aren't ready for the financial roller coasters life can give us. Banzai teaches students to navigate those twists and turns and come out on top”.
The Community State Bank is passionate about giving back to local schools….…. that is why we have partnered with Banzai, to make this available to area schools for free.
If your school is in our service area, you should have already received an invitation to participate in the program. If you are still on the fence, please look at the comments below from local teachers who have already completed the program:
Pair with TCSB Little Partners Savings Club account
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