Banzai Financial Literacy


Since 2010, Mid-Illini Credit Union has been proud to partner with the Banzai Financial Literacy program.

FREE to area teachers, this true-to-life, real world program lets your junior high, high school and even community college students manage a virtual online checking account.

The Life Scenarios workbooks, also provided FREE to area teachers who participate in this program, walk your students through a series of real-life situations that can throw off the best-laid budgets. Students learn to manage their money, despite the challenges.

Upon completing the Banzai program, students receive a certificate of achievement from Mid-Illini Credit Union, and a match for their first $25 deposit if they choose to open a checking account here at MICU.

Best of all, lesson plans and online assessment tools are provided to make the program easy to manage and teacher-friendly.

In addition to providing the Banzai Financial Literacy curriculum and support free of charge to local teachers, Mid-Illini Credit Union also offers classroom presentations for your students on financial topics like budgeting and managing credit.

If you’re interested in scheduling a classroom presentation, please contact

If you’d like to learn more about the Banzai program, visit their website at

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Membership is open to anyone who lives or works in McLean County, is related to a current MICU member, or would like to join the Mid-Illinois Dollars for Scholars Foundation.

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