Financial & Life Literacy—teach your students for free.
Banzai is an award-winning, interactive content platform that teaches real-world finance. See why over 80,000 teachers in over 50% of U.S. schools are using Banzai.Sign Up
What Does Banzai Teach?
Teach real-world finance and practical life experience. Banzai lets your students practice managing their money and test their decision making skills. Best of all: it grades itself!
Banzai supports all learning and teaching styles.
Teach skills like budgeting, saving, understanding debt, using the internet safely, and more with experience-based online games. Virtual badges keep students motivated as they master diverse financial topics.Learn More
Free printed workbooks complement each financial literacy course and challenge students to use critical thinking, math, and vocabulary to work through real-life scenarios. Booklets are shipped directly to your school.Sign up, Order Now
The comprehensive digital library allows students to dive even further into vital financial topics. Students can read all about health insurance, discover what the 50/30/20 rule means for them, calculate what it takes to pay off a credit card, and much more.Learn More
Banzai Aligns with Your State's Curriculum Standards!
The Banzai courses cover a wide range of financial topics that prepare students for the future while fulfilling your state’s standards of learning (SOL). Take a closer look at how each course aligns with your curriculum standards.Explore Curriculum
Teacher, Quincy Senior High School
“The kids like that they did not have to watch videos like other programs they've done, and instead were able to interactively participate in the entire process.”
Each course includes a pre-test, interactive learning activities, and a post-test that lets you easily track your students’ progress.
Ages 8-12 | English & Spanish
By successfully running a lemonade stand, students learn to track revenue and expenses, pay back loans, and work towards a savings goal.Learn More
Ages 13-18 | English & Spanish
Students save for college while facing day to day budgeting scenarios and unexpected financial challenges.Learn More
Ages 16+ | English & Spanish
In the most difficult course, students attempt to buy a home by saving enough money, paying off debt, and boosting their credit.Learn More
Ages 9-15 | English
Students learn how to safely navigate the internet by practicing real-life scenarios in a fictional social media app.Learn More
Built-in Teacher Support
The Banzai Grading Interface automatically grades each course and keeps your classes organized. Locking and unlocking modules ensures your students move at a set pace as they work through each course.
The Banzai Library features up-to-date financial resources that cover concepts like mortgages, FAFSA, loans, banking, and taxes.
In-depth, easy-to-understand articles that help you explain hard-to-understand financial concepts to students.
Like a virtual financial advisor, the Coach teaches students how to understand unique financial situations.
Simple, well-designed, and practical calculators that help students make a budget, predict loan payments, and more.
“Kids want snacks—snacks cost money.”
Teach kids how to manage money, buy their own goodies, and reach their full potential with Banzai. Start by watching this short video and signing up today.
Thanks to the generous sponsorship of local banks and credit unions, Banzai is completely free for teachers and students.Learn About Sponsors
How to Get Started with Banzai
- Sign up
- Select your course(s)
- Add your students
- Start playing
Banzai is available for free with the help of local financial leaders in your community—like banks and credit unions. Because a local sponsor cares about your students’ future financial security, they cover the cost of Banzai (the online software and Library and printed booklets) for you and your students.
Each course is shorter than a school term but longer than the average class session. The three main Banzai Courses (Junior, Teen, and Plus) take roughly 3-6 hours for students to finish while others, like Internet Safety, take about 1-2 hours to complete.
No, the great thing about Banzai is that it supplements what you already do in your classroom. Banzai is designed to be flexible. Your students can work through every course or just one. They can use the booklets before, after, or during the accompanying course. You can even pick and choose parts of the product that work best for your class while leaving out the rest!
A sponsor is a local financial institution, like a bank or credit union, that provides Banzai for teachers and students to use at no cost. But even more than that, a sponsor is your partner in student education. Sponsors are passionate about financial education and want to be involved; you can help by requesting in-person or online presentations or classroom visits.