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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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