38.3 F
Fort Worth
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Banking Pinnacle Bank provides schools with remote-learning financial literacy program

Pinnacle Bank provides schools with remote-learning financial literacy program

Other News

Texas Republicans highlight energy issues as a closing argument of campaign

By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune Oct. 28, 2020 "Texas Republicans highlight energy issues...

Kamala Harris to visit Rio Grande Valley, Fort Worth and Houston during Texas campaign swing Friday

By Patrick Svitek and Alex Samuels, The Texas Tribune Oct. 28, 2020 "Kamala Harris to visit Rio Grande...

Ex-Fort Worth officer’s trial set for next year in woman’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A judge in Texas has tentatively set an August trial date for a white former police officer...

Topgolf, Callaway merge in $2B deal

Callaway (NYSE: ELY) and Topgolf Entertainment Group of Dallas on Oct. 28 announced that the companies have entered into...

Local school students are getting a free education in how to manage their money, thanks to  Pinnacle Bank and Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program.

The online, remote-friendly curriculum is available free to 80 schools in Adams, Antelope, Arthur, Chase, Clay, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dawson, Dickinson, Dodge, Douglas, Dundy, Gage, Garden, Goshen, Gosper, Hall, Hamilton, Hayes, Hitchcock, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Keith, Knox, Lancaster, Laramie, Madison, Merrick, Park, Parker, Perkins, Platte, Polk, Red Willow, Saline, Sapry, Tarrant, and Washakie Counties completely free.

“Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai, said in a news release.

“But because Pinnacle Bank is sponsoring it, local schools get it for free. More than ever, it’s important that kids develop sound financial skills to prepare them for the real world, and Pinnacle Bank realizes that and they’re doing something about it,” Vandagriff said.

Banzai is an interactive, online program supplemented by printed workbooks and aligns with Nebraska, Texas, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Montana state curriculum requirements for personal finance education.

The course work can be completed on any internet enabled computer or mobile device, and teachers are able to monitor student progress remotely. It has become the largest program of its kind, servicing more than 60,000 teachers nationwide.
Pinnacle Bank has offered time, money, industry experience, and a variety of bank resources to help local schools teach personal finance in the classroom, the bank said in a news release. Students using the program are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget – but it’s not always easy.

Students must learn to manage unexpected expenses such as parking tickets, interest charges and overdraft fees.
The educational program also introduces students to auto loans, bank statements, entertainment costs, savings and more.

Teachers interested in using the Banzai program can visit
https://pinnbank.teachbanzai.com
or call (888) 822-6924

Latest News

Veritex Holdings: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

DALLAS (AP) _ Veritex Holdings Inc. (VBTX) on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $22.9 million.The Dallas-based bank said it had earnings of...

UMB: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ UMB Financial Corp. (UMBF) on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $73.1 million.The bank, based in Kansas...

Texas Capital Bank names new CEO, president

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: TCBI), the parent company of Texas Capital Bank, N.A., on Oct. 27 announced that Rob C. Holmes...

Independent Bank Group: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) _ Independent Bank Group Inc. (IBTX) on Monday reported third-quarter earnings of $60.1 million.The bank, based in McKinney, said...

Texas Trust Credit Union names Ginia Chapline COO

Ginia Chapline has been promoted from Senior Vice President of Talent to Chief Operating Officer at the $1.5...