Originally posted on miningjournal.net
Since online learning necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to many people, TruNorth Federal Credit Union is trying to make partial or full remote learning easier.
Over 6,660 students and teachers at 29 schools in Marquette County will have free access to Banzai, an online financial literacy program and content library of articles, calculators and “personalizable coaches.”
All of these resources are available to students at home or in the classroom using any device that can access the internet.
“Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, in a news release.” But because TruNorth Federal Credit Union is sponsoring it, local schools get it for free.
“More than ever, it’s important that kids develop sound financial skills to prepare them for the real world, and TruNorth Federal Credit Union realizes that and they’re doing something about it.”
While students learn through Banzai, teachers can easily monitor and grade their progress remotely. After completing the program, students will know how to track where their money is and what it’s for, recognize financial trade-offs, build a budget and more.
The Banzai resources are available at trunorth.teachbanzai.com.
For eight years, TruNorth Federal Credit Union has worked with Banzai to build financial literacy in the Marquette County community by investing time, money, industry experience and a variety of credit union resources. The credit union also offers virtual or in-classroom presentations from local experts on timely topics.
Banzai courses align withMichigan’s state curriculum requirements.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program with their class can visit trunorth.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI. For more information about Banzai, visit teachbanzai.com.