PREBLE COUNTY — The Twin Valley Bank is bringing financial literacy education to over 2,460 students and residents in Preble County.
Students at five 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 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 a huge impact on users, according to TVB officials.
“Thanks to Twin ValleyBank for sponsoring the Banzai program,” teacher Melissa Carmean from Tri-County North High School said. “I have been looking for something to use with my class that reflects the real world. They learned a great deal from it.”
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 your taxes to how health insurance works. These resources are available at twinvalleybank.teachbanzai.com/wellness.
“Thanks to The Twin Valley Bank, 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.”
The Twin Valley Bank is working with Banzai to build financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of bank resources. Now, they’re taking their commitment to education a step further. Through their help, students have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in-classroom presentations from a Twin Valley Bank expert, and even class visits to a branch to see it all in person.
Banzai resources are used by over 80,000 teachers across the U.S. These educational tools align with Ohio’s state curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to gain vital skills and an ideal way for anyone in the community to increase their financial literacy. After finishing the Banzai courses, users will know how to track where their money is and what it’s for, recognize financial trade-offs, and plan for a financially sound future.
Teachers interested in using Banzai can visit twinvalleybank.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.