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Financial Education For Kids

Basic Concepts To Start, Advancing As They Grow

Our free, self-paced online financial education programs can help teach your children smart money skills, beginning at an early age. As they grow, the concepts become more advanced. First Source believes that a general understanding of what money is, why it’s important, and how to successfully save and spend it can help anyone get on the right financial path.


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Programs Available

Our Banzai programs are perfect for elementary age through young adulthood. Youth members can play interactive, choose-your-own-adventure style games that offer real-world lessons and outcomes. Each game has a goal to save for. Will you win?

Banzai Junior - Ages 8-12

In the Banzai Junior program, children simulate running a lemonade stand while making basic business decisions, such as paying for expenses and borrowing and saving money. This is a very fun way for young Members to learn how to make wise decisions to reach their monetary goal.


Banzai Teen - Ages 13-18

In Banzai Teen, players simulate saving for college with a full-time job, living on their own, and handling decisions for living expenses, transportation, utilities, and more. This is a great way to prepare for real life money needs.


Banzai Plus - Ages 18+

In Banzai Plus, our young adult Members simulate the home-buying process by allocating their income over several paychecks to different budgeted needs, paying unexpected bills, saving for a mortgage down payment and learning about credit scores. This is a great module for gaining financial knowledge that can help with confidence about making bigger financial life decisions.


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Banzai interactive courses are fun and free. Your child can go through as many modules as often as they like. If they need to stop before a course is complete, the program will save their place. To get started, simply log in with your email, and create a unique password. It's that easy.

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If you have any questions about the Banzai programs available, you can email our Community Education Representative at FinancialEducation@fsource.org.

 

Websites and Newsletters

In addition to Banzai, First Source offers articles, tips, games and more through our Kirby Kids Club and CU Succeed/Claim Your Youth websites, as well as our quarterly mailed newsletters which all youth Members receive.