First Source has deep roots in education, initially founded as Utica Teachers Federal Credit Union in 1938. Community education in general, and especially money management education is very important to us. Financial literacy is one way we give back, helping others learn good financial habits at an early age. This is beneficial throughout all aspects of life. We offer free Financial Literacy Programs directly to schools and teachers for use in the classroom, and we offer free Financial Literacy programs to our members and the community at large.
Banzai is an online curriculum with activity sheets available to download and print for elementary, middle, and high school students. Educators will have a teacher’s guide, can keep track of their student’s progress and grade them accordingly. The program is free to use as we sponsor it for you.
The course takes students through age-appropriate, real life financial scenarios where they “choose their destination” as they go. The online learning center offers additional resources and relationship builders for the students. Once their course is completed, if the student opens a new First Source youth account, we will deposit $10 in their savings. We will also come to your classroom to present on a variety of life skills finance topics.
Educators can sign up directly here http://firstsource.teachbanzai.com/
We are excited about offering opportunities to better understand and manage finances, to our classrooms and community. We look forward to working with you!
Banzai Direct is a money management program with learning modules for elementary, middle & high school students, and adults. These are online, go-at-your-own pace, age-appropriate, fun, and interactive.
To get started you’ll simply need to log in with your email and create your own unique password. You can go through as many modules as many times as you like. If you need to stop before you are finished the program should allow you jump right back in.
Sign up here https://firstsource.learnbanzai.com/
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