RG Bank partners with Banzai to help schools

Providing remote financial literacy learning resources


RIO GRANDE COUNTY – RG Bank is bringing financial literacy education to over 1,680 students in several Colorado counties. Students at 10 schools 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. 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," says Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. "But because RG 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 RG 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 are facing unprecedented financial challenges, these lessons are invaluable. The Banzai resources are available at rgbank.teachbanzai.com.

RG Bank is working 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, RG Bank also offers virtual or in-classroom presentations from local experts on timely topics.

Banzai resources are used by over 100,000 teachers across the U.S. The courses align with Colorado’s state curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to gain vital financial literacy skills.

According to the RG Bank website, eight schools in the valley are currently being sponsored including Alamosa High School, Antonito High School, Centauri High School, Creede High School, Monte Vista Senior High School, Ortega Middle School, Sargent Junior High School and Sargent High School.

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

For more information about Banzai visit banzai.org.

For more information about RG Bank visit rgbank.bank.