INDIANAPOLIS (2/2/15)--Two hundred and 50 sets of Biz Kid$ DVDs and companion materials will be distributed to teachers in Marion County and elsewhere in central Indiana.
TCU Foundation Executive Director Karol Griffin distributes Biz Kid$ financial education materials to teachers in central Indiana. (Indiana Credit Union Foundation Photo)
The Indiana Credit Union Foundation, Teachers CU Foundation, National Credit Union Foundation and Teachers' Treasurers are supporting the financial literacy effort, valued at roughly $15,000.
"Providing kids with financial literacy tools in the classroom is crucial to their development and will carry over from their school environment into their personal lives as they mature," said Rick Silvers, senior vice president/chief retail officer at $2.4 billion-asset Teachers CU. "This will directly benefit their future, their family's future and the communities where they reside."
Employees of the South Bend, Ind.-based credit union spread the word--and the materials--to 50 teachers at a Jan. 24 event at Teachers' Treasures. The rest of the DVDs and curriculum will be distributed to Marion County schools.
Teachers' Treasures is a nonprofit that provides school supplies and materials to eligible educators, thanks to businesses and retailers that donate extra or unneeded items.
"Credit unions have also worked directly with schools throughout Indiana to personally teach lessons on financial literacy," said Emily Everett, Indiana Credit Union Foundation chair. "Biz Kid$ is a powerful resource."