Originally posted on theoaklandpress.com
Genisys Credit Union is bringing financial literacy education to more than 1,300 students and residents in Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Tuscola, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.
Oakland County Schools taking part in this program include Avondale Academy, Clarkston High School, Lake Orion Community High School, Milford High School, Pontiac High School, Rochester Adams, Royal Oak High School, Stoney Creek, Walled Lake Central, Walled Lake Northern, Walled Lake Western and Waterford Mott.
These schools now have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom using any internet-enabled device.
Through these online courses, students will be able to practice managing a budget, saving for a goal and dealing with unexpected financial pitfalls. Teachers will be able to easily monitor and grade students’ progress remotely. Other resources, which include articles, calculators and personalizable coaching sessions, explain everything from the basics of filing taxes to how health insurance works.
“Thanks to Genisys Credit Union, area students will now have access to a wide array of courses and resources designed to help prepare them for our increasingly complex world,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “We wouldn't be able to provide these tools without their support.”
Banzai resources are used by more than 75,000 teachers across the U.S., and their educational tools align with Michigan’s state curriculum requirements.
These resources are available at www.genisyscu.teachbanzai.com/wellness. For more information about Banzai visit www.teachbanzai.com. For more information about Genisys Credit Union visit www.genisyscu.org.