Financial Education Programs

We partner with local schools to provide financial education programs. Students have the opportunity to learn personal finance information that will serve them now and in the future.

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Financial Education Programs

Banzai Financial Literacy 

First Federal was founded on the commitment to help our community become a better place to work, live, and visit. One component of that goal is teaching the importance of financial literacy. We partner with Banzai, an award-winning and interactive financial literacy program, to provide in-depth lessons to equip Yamhill County students with the knowledge and skills they need to build a solid foundation for success. 

Three course levels are available: Banzai Junior for 8-12 year olds, Banzai Teen for 13-18 year olds, and Banzai Plus for young adults. Students are exposed to real-life scenarios where they learn to pay bills and balance a budget - but it's not always easy. They must learn to manage unexpected expenses, interest charges, overdraft fees, tax returns, identity theft, and maintain a good credit score. 

With Banzai's flexible schedule, accessibility from any device, and alignment to state teaching standards, First Federal is making it easy for teachers to incorporate financial literacy in their classrooms. With this partnership, we work with teachers to help students solve real-life financial problems in a safe environment and follow up with in-person question and answer sessions with our bankers. Teachers interested in using Banzai may visit firstfedweb.teachbanzai.com or contact First Federal Community Impact Coordinator Kathie Byers at (503) 435-3214.

 Teacher Handout

 

Teach Children to Save

Teach Children to Save (TCTS), is a free national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association. The program organizes volunteer bankers to help children develop good savings habits early in life. During the month of April, First Federal employees visit local schools and present to second and third grade classrooms on the importance of saving. All graduates receive a $10 account starter deposit.

 

 

 

Worksheets and Activities:

Do the Math Worksheet

Do the Math Answer Key

Power of Saving

The Road to Financial Responsibility

 

 

 

Financial Education Resources

The Oregon Bankers Association provides additional online resources to help you manage your money.

Online Resources

 

 

 

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