Bank of Springfield provides remote financial literacy learning resources to QJHS students

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QUINCY — Bank of Springfield is bringing financial literacy education to more than 1,540 students in several Illinois and Missouri counties.

Students at eight schools, including Quincy Junior High School, have free access to Banzai, an award-winning online program and content library that allows users to practice real-world finance from the safety of their home or classroom using any internet-enabled device. All these resources are available to students at home or in the classroom via any device that can access the internet.

In a press release, Morgan Vandagriff, co-founder of Banzail, said, “Banzai is a web-based financial literacy program. Kids get their own accounts, and they work through assignments that are based on real life. Because Bank of Springfield 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 Bank of Springfield 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. After finishing Banzai, students will know how to track where their money is and what it’s for, recognize financial trade-offs, build a budget, and more. At a time when many are facing unprecedented financial challenges, these lessons are invaluable.

The Banzai resources are available at

Bank of Springfield is working with Banzai to build financial literacy in the community by investing time, money, industry experience and a variety of bank resources. Beyond the Banzai library, Bank of Springfield also offers virtual or in-classroom presentations from local experts on timely topics.

Banzai resources are used by more than 120,000 teachers across the U.S. The courses align with Illinois and Missouri’s state curriculum requirements, making the program a fun way for students to gain vital financial literacy skills.

Teachers interested in using the Banzai program with their class can visit or call 888-8-BANZAI.

For more information about Banzai, visit For more information about Bank of Springfield, visit

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