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:

My students have enjoyed the program. They are anxious to get started everyday and I feel like they are beginning to understand more about how to manage finances. It has also been helpful to my planning and teaching. I think it is a great program and hopefully more teachers are trying it in their classroom.        Brenn Hardin, Bokoshe Public Schools

We are about half way finished with this program. Most of the students have really enjoyed this change.  They don't realize how much they are learning. I like it so much I may use it with my upper level classes one week toward the end. Thanks again for providing this tool.         Jerry Williams, Math, Spiro Public Schools

I used it with my 7th Grade Personal Financial Literacy class. They thoroughly enjoyed the material and found it engaging.  I will use again next year if made available.        Talitha Butcher, Red Oak Public Schools

Pair with TCSB Little Partners Savings Club account

Learn more about Banzai!