Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Members 1st Credit Union is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to 11 schools in the Anderson, Chico, and Redding areas completely free.
Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. It has become the largest program of its kind, servicing more than 33,000 teachers and available in all 50 states.
Members 1st Credit Union has offered time, money, industry experience, and a variety of credit union resources to help local schools teach personal finance in the classroom. 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.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visit membersfirstcu.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.
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