April is National Financial Literacy month, but Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) focuses on financial literacy year-round by offering free one-on-one counseling sessions and group presentations for the community as well as free resources like Banzai!TM for local schools.
During the 2018-19 school year, Purdue Federal has provided more than 2,000 free Banzai teaching packets to 42 teachers in our local schools. Through Banzai, students learn how to solve financial challenges they may face as adults in a financially responsible way through interactive, real-life scenarios.
“It’s important that students learn about financial literacy,” said Jenny Jones, Krueger Middle School computer science teacher. It “seems to be an often overlooked topic in schools today.”
“Helping people become financially literate is one of our credit union’s top initiatives,” said Evelyn Royer, Purdue Federal Vice President of Operations. “We strive to provide educational resources in the communities we serve. We are especially interested in educating our youth so that when they go to college or enter the workforce, they are prepared to make smart financial decisions—from using credit wisely to saving money for unexpected emergencies to creating a personal budget.”
With Banzai’s flexible schedule, accessibility from any device, and alignment to Indiana state standards, Purdue Federal has made it easy for teachers to incorporate financial literacy in their classrooms. Teachers interested in using Banzai may visit purdue.teachbanzai.com or contact Purdue Federal Marketing Coordinator Chris Parrish at 765.497.8823.
About Purdue Federal
Purdue Federal Credit Union (Purdue Federal) was founded Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus in 1969. Purdue Federal’s membership base includes students, faculty and staff, and communities where Purdue University and its regional campuses operate. The credit union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than 79,000 members nationwide and assets at more than $1.2 billion.