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

England can’t just rely on Archer to beat Aussies: Paul Collingwood

first_imgLondon: England assistant coach Paul Collingwood believes Joe Root and Co. should not put too much pressure on Jofra Archer and cannot afford to rely just on him in their bid to level the Ashes series against Australia in London.England were beaten comprehensively by 251 runs by Australia in the first Test at Edgbaston last week with Archer left out with a side injury.However, with James Anderson ruled out of the Lord’s Test, Archer is set to make his Test debut in the match starting Wednesday. “We can’t say ‘look Jofra, you are coming in to answer all the questions Australia are asking’,” BBC Sport quoted Collingwood as saying.“He is going to add what we have already,” Paul Collingwood said. “We have got a very good seam attack and he gives us different options. He does have the confidence and X-factor about him but I don’t want the team to rely on a young lad coming in and expecting him to beat the Aussies. It doesn’t work like that,” he added.Meanwhile, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said he expects Archer to “have an impact” at Lord’s if he is given his debut.Archer grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.The 24-year-old, however, has said that his performance in the World Cup should not lead to unreasonable expectations. IANS Also Read: Paul Collingwood forced to take field as injury woes mount for EnglandAlso Watch: Assam Police Commandos launched major operation near Assam-Arunachal Pradesh Borderlast_img read more