Safe Harbor offers online financial literacy program to area students.

February 25, 2021

Safe Harbor offers online financial literacy program to area students.

LUDINGTON — Safe Harbor Credit Union is offering over 2,360 students and teachers at 16 schools in Mason County free access to an online financial literacy program.

Banzai is an award-winning online financial literacy program and content library of articles, calculators, and coaches. All of these resources are available to students at home or in the classroom via any device that can access the internet.

“Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “But because Safe Harbor Credit Union 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 Safe Harbor Credit Union 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 are facing unprecedented financial challenges, these lessons are invaluable. The Banzai resources are available at safeharbor.teachbanzai.com. 

For 11 years, Safe Harbor Credit Union has worked with Banzai to build financial literacy in tMason County by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of credit union resources. Beyond the Banzai library, Safe Harbor Credit Union also offers virtual or in-classroom presentations from local experts on timely topics.

Banzai resources are used by over 72,000 teachers across the U.S. The courses align with Michigan’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 safeharbor.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.

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