The National Credit Union Foundation’s board of directors has approved 14 new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants totaling $75,200 for 2016-2017.
The grants are distributed to encourage credit union organizations to use Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to enhance students’ financial knowledge and financial well-being. Biz Kid$ is the credit union-funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
“We hope that through the Biz Kid$ program, more students across America will be equipped with the tools to make better financial decisions and improve their financial futures,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s director of development and donor relations.
Biz Kid$ is the National Credit Union Foundation financial literacy initiative that includes an award-winning TV series, free financial literacy curriculum, outreach activities, a website and a social media presence targeting students 9-16 years old. Its focus is to help kids make and manage money.
Some highlights of the grant projects:
The other credit union organizations receiving grants include: