Maspeth Federal Savings (MFS) and Loan Association stepped up to make partial or full remote learning in the wake of COVID-19 easier with their new partnership with Banzai, an award-winning online financial literacy program with content library of articles, calculators, and personalizable coaches.
“Maspeth Federal Savings is proud to partner with Banzai to promote financial literacy programs in local schools,” said Jill Nicolois, Assistant Vice and Marketing Manager. “We firmly believe in supporting teachers and families in teaching children the value of money. We offer Young Savers accounts, especially designed to encourage children to save while also introducing the concept of earning interest.”
With their sponsorship, over 2,300 students and teachers at 12 schools in Queens and Nassau County will have free access to Banzai. Some of the local schools participating are Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, Francis Lewis High School, Maspeth High School, St. Francis Preparatory School, and many more. All of these resources are available to students at home or in the classroom via any device that can access the internet.
“Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life,” says Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzai. With this partnership, local schools have the opportunity to do this for free
“More than ever, it’s important that kids develop sound financial skills to prepare them for the real world, and Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan Association realizes that and they’re doing something about it.”
Banzai content builds a foundation of practical knowledge and gives students the tools to create a sound financial future. While students learn, teachers can easily monitor and grade their progress remotely. The Banzai resources are available at maspethfederal.teachbanzai.com