The power of Biz Kid$ financial education grants

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Biz Kid$ is a powerful youth financial literacy tool that is available for credit unions through the National Credit Union Foundation.  Biz Kid$ is a financial literacy initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money and business.The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9 – 16 years old.  The number one goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives.For the past few years, the Foundation has distributed about $100,000 in grants annualy to credit union organizations provide the tools needed to implement the Biz Kid$ program into communities and encourage kids to save and manage their money. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community. This is the fourth year these grants are distributed, and so far the results have been amazing. continue reading »last_img read more