Banzai currently offers four courses:
- Junior, ages 8–12
- Teen, ages 13–18
- Plus, ages 16 and up
- Digital Citizenship, ages 9-15
- College and Careers, ages 16 and up
When you create a class, you can select any or all of those courses for it. In Banzai Junior, players simulate running a lemonade stand over a summer so they can save up for a new bike or "hoverboard," depending on what they choose. They practice basic business decisions, paying for business expenses, borrowing money, and saving.
In Banzai Teen, players simulate saving up for college registration with their full-time job at a bookstore. They live on their own and have to handle important everyday fiscal decisions like living arrangements, transportation, utilities, and unexpected obstacles, all while they save for their first semester of college.
In Banzai Plus, players simulate the home-buying process by allocating their income over several paychecks, in a more extended, in-depth version of Banzai. Players will receive a lifelike credit score that responds to their decisions in the game. They will also learn about identity theft, income tax, mortgages, credit and borrowing, and long-term financial trade-offs.
In Digital Citizenship, players experience the dangers of the internet first-hand. This simulation-based course allows students to see the consequences of their choices. They'll sign up for a fictional social media app, decide what to post, avoid scams, research news articles, and more. Students will also learn how to spot and stop cyberbullying and analyze their personal digital wellness.
In Cost of College, students walk through the specific, individualized costs for the college, or colleges, of their choice. They will learn about part and full-time statuses, on and off-campus housing, meal plans, and more. At the end of the course, students will walk away with a personalized expense list and a plan to pay for them.
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