NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank has announced that it will renew a three-year agreement to provide free financial literacy education to students in 10 middle and high schools in Maine and New Hampshire.
“We are pleased to renew our agreement with our financial literacy partner, Banzai,” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “Financial education provides foundational knowledge that helps kids to be more successful adults. With fun, interactive and age-appropriate online tools and workbooks, Banzai makes learning very enjoyable.”
“In my personal finance class, students really enjoy taking the Banzai Plus course and then playing the online game to simulate real life financial decisions and manage their budget,” said John Mayo, teacher at Lake Region High School in Naples, ME. “This gives students a chance to practice managing finances and experience the challenges they may face in their own lives. It’s really important for kids to develop these skills so they can be more successful adults.”
Students from our sponsored schools have shared what they’ve learned from using Banzai. Some of their feedback included:
- “I learned what I have to do to save for college and how to make a budget.” – Brunswick Junior High student
- “I learned to save money for the things you really need or want.” – Loranger Middle School student
- “One thing I learned from (Banzai) is that it is important to make a long term goal.” – Telstar Middle School student
The following schools in Maine will have free access to Banzai’s tools for the next three years: Brunswick Junior High School, Gorham Middle School, Kennebunk High School, Oxford Hills High School, Lewiston High School, Lake Region High School, Lake Region Middle School, Telstar Middle School and Loranger (Old Orchard Beach) Middle School. Crosby Kennett Middle School in Conway, NH will also have free access to Banzai.
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2022, Norway Savings Bank had $1.739 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. In 2022, Norway Savings received the Best Place for Working Parents designation and was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fourth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 32 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.