Grundy Bank engages with students on the importance of financial literacy through a bank – sponsored program called Banzai. Grundy Bank has had the pleasure of sponsoring 5 local high schools, 13 teachers, and 380 students through this program.
Banzai’s interactive modules, workbooks, and educational content have helped millions of students prepare for real-world finance. Grundy Bank employees go over basic knowledge with students which include budgeting, spending, deposit accounts and check writing.
Through the sponsorship of Grundy Bank, students get to go through an online gaming experience that gives them scenarios such as car troubles, apartment hunting, and unexpected expenses. Students also get to learn how to set goals, budget, and get to navigate through an interactive game to learn how small decisions can make a large impact on their financial well-being. Not only does Banzai offer financial literacy courses but also offers courses on college costs, internet safety, managing debt, and planning for an emergency.
Grundy Bank takes pride in providing financial literacy to local high schools. Grundy Bank sponsors 5 high schools in the area such as: Morris Community High School, Minooka Central Community High School, Seneca High School, Reed-Custer High School and Wilmington High School.
If you are interested in having Grundy Bank visit your high school and present on current financial literacy topics, please contact Marketing & Sales Director, Christine Mendez at (815) 513-2241 or email at email@example.com.
The Bank Tour: Learning About Finance Through Play
We cordially invite children of all ages to experience our bank tours. Our aim is to inspire and educate young minds about our diverse financial services and how they can benefit their financial journeys. We strongly encourage students to visit our bank and explore the endless possibilities of financial education. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to provide valuable insights and guidance, ensuring a fulfilling and informative experience for all visitors.
Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest - TBA, 2024
Grundy Bank is excited to announce the ABA Foundation Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest - sponsored by Plinqit. This contest is a call for teens to use their imagination to educate themselves and their peers about the value of building sound financial habits before adulthood. Videos can talk about any money management topics from paying for college, to saving through auto deposits, protecting your identity and knowing your credit score.
If you're between 13 and 18 and ready to put your creativity to the test, then the Lights, Camera, Save! video contest is for you. Create a 30-second video about financial responsibility that will appeal to other teens. Topic ideas include: budgeting, automatic savings, credit scores, retirement - the sky is the limit!
Grundy Bank will host the first round of judging and select a winner to compete on the national level for one of three cash prizes, including $5,000 for first place, $2,500 for second place and $1,000 for the third place.
Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contestant's official rules.
October 1, 2023: Contest open to students
December 1, 2023: Contest closes for students
CBAI Foundation: Annual Essay Scholarship Program - Now Open
$21,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS IS BEING AWARDED!
Youth & Money
How soon is too soon to talk to your kids or grandkids about money?
The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience.
To instill lifelong financial skills, it's crucial to start teaching about money when they're young enough to ask for toys or bikes. The most effective way to do this is by incorporating financial lessons into everyday activities. Engage them in discussions about money and encourage them to read books and play games that emphasize the importance of spending money wisely.