Simplicity Credit Union provides financial literacy resources to local students and the community

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STEVENS POINT – Simplicity Credit Union provides financial literacy training to over 14,300 students and residents of Wisconsin.

Students from 91 schools and the surrounding community have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the security of their home or classroom. class using any device connected to the Internet. In an age when a solid foundation of practical financial knowledge is essential, these resources will have a huge impact on users.

“Banzai has been a very impactful program for our students,” says Jessica Zarnke of Loyal High School. “I am eternally grateful for the generous and continued support of Simplicity Credit Union! “

Through Banzai’s online courses, students try to manage a budget, save for a goal, and face unexpected financial pitfalls.

Teachers can easily monitor and score student progress remotely. Other resources, which include articles, calculators, and customizable Coach sessions, explain everything from the basics of tax filing to how health insurance works. These resources are available at / wellness.

“Thanks to Simplicity Credit Union, students in the region will now have access to a wide range of courses and resources designed to help them prepare for our increasingly complex world,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “We wouldn’t be able to provide these tools without their support.

Since 2017, Simplicity Credit Union has worked with Banzai to develop financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience and a variety of resources for credit unions. Now they are taking their commitment to education a step further. With their help, students have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in-class presentations from a Simplicity Credit Union expert, and even branch class visits to see it all in person.

Banzai resources are used by more than 80,000 teachers in the United States. These educational tools align with the requirements of the State of Wisconsin curriculum, making the program a fun way for students to learn vital skills and a perfect way for everyone in the community to improve. their financial knowledge. After completing the Banzai courses, users will know how to know where their money is and what it is used for, recognize financial tradeoffs, and plan for a financially healthy future.

Teachers interested in using Banzai can visit or call 888-8-BANZAI.

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