Originally posted on The Saline Courier
Hurricane Creek FCU is bringing financial literacy education to more than 3,080 students and residents in Saline County. Students at 10 schools and the surrounding communities will 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.
At a time when a solid foundation of practical financial knowledge is critical, these resources will make an impact on users.
“Thank you for your support of this program. My students really enjoyed working through the junior level to better understand interest and savings,” said a Sheridan educator.
Through the Banzai online courses, students try out managing a budget, saving for a goal and dealing with unexpected financial pitfalls. Teachers are able to easily monitor and grade student progress remotely. Other resources, which include articles, calculators and personalizable coach sessions, explain everything from the basics of filing taxes to how health insurance works. These resources are available at hurricanecreekfcu.learnbanzai.com.
“Thanks to Hurricane Creek FCU, 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.”
For five years, Hurricane Creek Federal Credit Union has worked to build financial literacy in the Saline County community by investing time, money, industry experience and a variety of credit union resources.
Now, Hurricane is taking its commitment to education a step further. Through the help, students have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in classroom presentations from a Hurricane Creek FCU expert, and even class visits to a branch to see it all in person.
For more information about Banzai visit teachbanzai.com
For more information about Hurricane Creek FCU visit hurricanecreekfcu.org