FSCB provides financial literacy resources to local students, community | News

First State Community Bank provides financial literacy training to more than 2,380 students and residents in nine Missouri counties. Students at 17 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.

“I want to thank First State Community Bank for being a sponsor of this program,” says Ms. Gerling of Belleview Elementary Junior High School. “Being in a small school with limited finances helped fill a need in my Grade 8 class here at the Belleview School District.”

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 coaching sessions, explain everything from tax filing basics to how health insurance works. These resources are available at fscb.teachbanzai.com/wellness.

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“Through First State Community Bank, 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,” says Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder from Banzai. “We wouldn’t be able to provide these tools without their support.

First State Community Bank 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 First State Community Bank 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 Missouri State curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to learn essential skills and an ideal way for all members of the community to 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 fscb.teachbanzai.com or call 888-8-BANZAI.

For more information on Banzai, visit banzai.org and for more information on First State Community Bank, visit fscb.com

Geraldine L. Melton