MOUNDSVILLE — Thousands of students in several states, including Ohio and West Virginia, now have access to an online financial literacy program thanks to a sponsorship from Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union.
Bayer Heritage FCU, which has branches in Moundsville, New Martinsville and Proctor, helped provide free access to the ban
Bayer Heritage FCU has stepped up to facilitate partial or full distance learning in the wake of COVID-19. Thanks to their sponsorship, more than 21,342 students and teachers from 86 schools in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Ohio and Texas have free access to Banzai. Banzai is an award-winning online financial literacy program and content library of customizable articles, calculators and coaches. All of these resources are available to students at home or in the classroom through any internet-capable device.
“Banzai is an online financial literacy program. Kids have their own accounts and work on real-life based missions,” says Banzai co-founder Morgan Vandagriff. “But because Bayer Heritage FCU sponsors it, local schools get it for free. More than ever, it’s important that children develop strong financial skills to prepare them for the real world, and Bayer Heritage FCU recognizes this and is doing something about it.
Banzai content builds a foundation of practical knowledge and gives students the tools to create a strong financial future. While students are learning, teachers can easily track and record their progress remotely. After completing Banzai, students will know how to know where their money is and what it is used for, recognize financial trade-offs, budget, and more. At a time when many are facing unprecedented financial challenges, these lessons are invaluable. Banzai resources are available at bayerhfcu.teachbanzai.com.
Bayer Heritage FCU works with Banzai to build financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of credit union resources. Beyond the Banzai Library, Bayer Heritage FCU also offers virtual or in-class presentations from local experts on hot topics.
Banzai resources are used by more than 80,000 teachers across the United States. Classes align with curriculum requirements from West Virginia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas, making the program a fun way for students to learn vital financial literacy skills.
Teachers interested in using the Banzai program with their class can visit bayerhfcu.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.