Banzai Interactive Financial Literacy Offered to Community By Hendricks County Bank and Trust

April 26 (Brownsburg, IN) – Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company announces a partnership with Banzai® Interactive Financial Literacy program. The Banzai partnership entails 3 facets: curriculum, customers, and community.

Banzai is a leading provider of interactive financial education, empowering students and communities with practical life skills. Banzai’s curriculum aligns with state standards, while making learning fun and impactful. Each school district has been contacted with the option to utilize a license at the high school level. Teachers at sponsored schools can receive curriculum and workbooks for their classrooms. There is an interactive, on-line component along with tangible classroom tools at no cost to the sponsored schools.

When asked why this partnership was developed, Jerry Orem, President replied “Several Hendricks County teachers had already signed up and Banzai contacted us about those waiting for a sponsorship to become available. So we knew there was interest.” He continued, “With the Education State Standards expecting financial literacy be addressed, we recognized this need in our local schools, with several communicating they are looking for a good and affordable solution. The added opportunity to serve our customers and the community made it an attractive solution all around.”

Beyond the classroom implementation, Hendricks County Bank has made this interactive program available on their website under the Resources Menu. While the primary purpose is to serve the family of Hendricks County Bank and Trust, the access is available to anyone in the community (churches, social organizations, etc.) who can benefit from these resources.

The last facet is having licenses that will be gifted to local non-profits to benefit their constituency. Discussions are being held with several non-profits within the county. The ideal candidate organizations that would benefit are social welfare organizations, who often serve those who have not had a good life skills foundation. Other good candidates are those who serve a young population or those who serve a large population. These licenses can be customized based on the need of the non-profit organization and what serves their constituents in the best manner, including releasing in phases, limiting to certain topics, etc.

“Our mission at Hendricks County Bank and Trust is to promote economic prosperity – improving the quality of life in the community we serve.,” explained Marketing Director Autumn Bucy, “To that end, we are partnering with Banzai to provide the best in financial literacy materials, so that our community can be better equipped to face the financial challenges life throws their way. There are interactive and age-appropriate courses, as well as lessons on financial topics, coaching sessions and financial calculators to apply to real-life situations… free to our community as a gift from Hendricks County Bank!”

Founded in 1908, Hendricks County Bank and Trust Company has been locally owned and operated for 113 years. With five locations in the county, Hendricks County Bank provides outstanding customer service along with the latest technology and innovative products. The bank’s employees from the President and Board Members to the customer service representatives are engaged in Hendricks County so they understand the local economy and the areas that are served. Visit the bank’s website at HendricksCountyBank.com for more details.

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