FUN Bank sponsors financial education classes

FRYBURG First United National Bank has stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier. Thanks to the bank's sponsorship, over 2,180 students and teachers at seven schools in Pennsylvania have free access to Banzai.

Banzai is an award-winning 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 via any device that can access the Internet.

"Thank you for supporting us with the Banzai Teen Workbooks," said Bobbie Heller at Keystone High School. "My students completed the workbooks, the life scenarios, and the games for our summer school program. They enjoyed using math in real life situations, and they were surprised at how much life can cost. I enjoyed listening to them about why they made certain choices in the games; and then they enjoyed talking about who won and why."

Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, explained, "Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life. But because First United National Bank 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 First United National Bank realizes that and they're doing something about it."

Banzai content builds a foundation of practical knowledge and gives students the tools to create a sound financial future. While students learn, teachers can easily monitor and grade their progress remotely. After finishing Banzai, students will know how to track where their money is and what it's for, recognize financial trade-offs, build a budget, and more.

At a time when many people are facing unprecedented financial challenges, these lessons are invaluable. The Banzai resources are available at fun-bank.teachbanzai.com.

Since 2016, First United National Bank has worked with Banzai to build financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of bank resources.

Beyond the Banzai library, First United National Bank also offers virtual or in-classroom presentations from local experts on timely topics.

Banzai resources are used by over 80,000 teachers across the U.S. The courses align with Pennsylvania's state curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to gain vital financial literacy skills.

Teachers interested in using the Banzai program with their class can visit fun-bank.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.

For more information about Banzai visit teachbanzai.com