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New!  Banzai Youth Financial Literacy Program

Designed to help teens learn the (real-life) value of a dollar.
We're bringing financial education to the classroom with Banzai, a free, online financial education resource for MCCU-area students. With Banzai, students learn to manage their money through a series of real-life situations, balance a virtual checking account, and more. Best of all, lesson plans and online assessment tools are provided to make the program easy to manage and teacher-friendly.

Earn valuable financial know-how, a $50 incentive, and a FREE school-edition debit card upgrade by completing MCCU's Banzai financial literacy program.*

-Complete the Banzai financial literacy program at your school, or through MCCU to earn a certificate of completion.
-Bring your certificate in to any MCCU branch and open a student checking account (or confirm that you are already a student checking account holder) and receive a $50 deposit in your account.*

Relevant, real-world financial literacy tools. For free! MCCU is proud to partner with the Banzai Financial Literacy program.  Free to our MCCU- area teachers, this relevant, real-world program aligns with Minnesota State Standards and allows high school students to walk through a series of life situations that reflect the realities of life and the dynamics of personal finance. Banzai Life Scenarios workbooks are provided free to area teachers who participate in this program.  Best of all, lesson plans and online assessment tools are provided to make the program easy to manage and teacher-friendly. 

Click here to visit the MCCU Banzai Website! 

What happens when an Banzai order is placed?

*To qualify for incentives, student must be age 13-19, complete the Banzai program, and obtain a student checking account with debit card. Students age 13-17 require a parent/guardian co-signer for checking account. Previous or current Buckwise participants are not eligible for incentives. Limit one incentive deposit per person. Membership eligibility is required. Must be eligible to open an MCCU checking account. MCCU has the right to cancel or alter program or incentives at any time, for any reason. School-edition cards limited to participating districts.

For more information about the Banzai program, contact Tyler Kimber at: or (218) 625-8829.

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