BANZAI! is a free online curriculum designed to introduce the principles of personal finance in scenarios developed in conjunction with experienced educators. Banzai! offers three courses: Junior (age 8-12); Teen (age 13-18); and Banzai Plus (age 16+). Lesson plans, workbooks, grading tools, and online support included. https://youtu.be/laKfIsbpNkk
BANZAI INTERACTIVE LIBRARY is an online resource center where teachers and parents can find articles, calculators, and interactive coaches that can be used to supplement classroom resources and provide background information.
BANZAI JUNIOR is an online curriculum that uses a lemonade stand to teach students how to earn money, save for big purchases, spend money and operate a business. Kids choose a savings goal and then use their lemonade stand to save enough money by the end of summer.
BANZAI PLUS is an online curriculum that builds on Banzai Teen, except this time the goal is saving for a home. Students have a concrete savings goal, go house hunting for the right property, and navigate things like identity fraud and auto insurance along the way. Topics include spending, saving, credit and housing.
BANZAI TEEN is a game where students play to save enough money for college registration. They navigate daily decisions, such as getting a job, going out to eat, and renting an apartment to see how their choices affect their end goal.
BANZAI WORKBOOKS are designed to compliment the Banzai online curriculum and are available in print copies at no cost. Three age groups are available: Junior for students aged 8-12, Teen for students aged 13-18, and Plus for students aged 16+.
COST OF COLLEGE is a college and careers course designed to help students prepare for the reality of transitioning to post-secondary life. It walks students through a list of expenses associated with higher education, including tuition, fees, and rent. It is built with data set from the National Center for Education Statistics.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP is a course within the Banzai! program designed to teach students how to protect their identity and their money. It allows teens to practice navigating through online decisions in a secure environment, while also learning how to spot real-world scams and use proper online etiquette.