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CFBank provides financial literacy training to more than 1,840 students and residents in Columbiana, Franklin, Hamilton and Summit counties. Students at 22 schools and the surrounding community have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that enables users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom at using any internet-connected device. At a time when a solid foundation of practical financial knowledge is essential, these resources will have a huge impact on users.

“CFBank’s support has allowed my personal finance students to play through the Banzai simulation while learning valuable life skills,” said educator Suzanne Hirsch. “I can honestly say that you have helped my students by engaging them in a fun and meaningful resource.”

Through Banzai online courses, students try to manage a budget, save for a goal, and navigate unexpected financial pitfalls. Teachers can easily monitor and grade student progress remotely. Other resources, which include articles, calculators, and customizable Coach sessions, explain everything from the basics of filing your taxes to how health insurance works. These resources are available at

“Through CFBank, students in the region will now have access to a wide range of courses and resources designed to help them prepare for our increasingly complex world,” said Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. “We would not be able to provide these tools without their support.

CFBank works with Banzai to build financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience, and a variety of banking resources. Today, they go further in their commitment to education. With their help, students have access to Banzai learning tools, virtual or in-class presentations from a CFBank 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 United States. These educational tools align with Ohio State curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to learn vital skills and an ideal way for anyone in the learning community. increase their financial literacy. After completing Banzai courses, users will know how to know where their money is and what it is used for, recognize financial compromises, and plan for a financially healthy future.

Teachers interested in using Banzai can visit or call 888-8-BANZAI.

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Geraldine L. Melton