Clinton Savings Bank Makes Award-Winning Financial Literacy Program Free for Local Classrooms
(CLINTON, Mass., October 30, 2017) -- Local students are getting a free education on how to manage their money. Clinton Savings Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make the curriculum available to Clinton, Tahanto and West Boylston Middle Schools completely free.
"Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids have their own bank accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life," Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, said. "But because Clinton Savings 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. Clinton Savings Bank realizes that, and they're doing something about it."
Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks which aligns with state curriculum requirements for personal finance education. It has become the largest program of its kind, servicing more than 33,000 teachers and available in all 50 states.
Clinton Savings Bank has offered time, money, industry experience, and a variety of bank resources to help local schools teach personal finance in the classroom. Students using the program are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget – but it’s not always easy. The educational program also introduces students to auto loans, bank statements, entertainment costs, savings and more.
“Too often students get out of school and they just aren't ready for the financial roller coasters life can give us,” Vandagriff said. “Banzai teaches students to navigate those twists and turns and come out on top. We're excited to work with Clinton Savings Bank to improve financial literacy in local schools.”
About Clinton Savings Bank
Established in 1851, Clinton Savings Bank is among the oldest mutual community banks in Massachusetts with $537 million in assets and a broad range of financial products for consumers and businesses. Clinton Savings Bank has built a strong reputation in the communities it serves from six full-service branches in Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Sterling and West Boylston. For more information, please visit clintonsavings.com, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.