SAN DIEGO (6/8/15)--San Diego County CU (SDCCU) is stepping up to help bridge the education gap so that kids can gain the skills they need for a successful future by donating the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program to teachers at Monarch School--a local school dedicated to educating San Diego's homeless youth.
The donation is part of a larger initiative to teach students about money and business. SDCCU has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego to give teachers throughout the county the opportunity to win the complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ program.
"This comprehensive program is designed to teach students the basics of money and business to help them make better financial decisions early on and enhance their lives for years to come," said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU president/CEO. "SDCCU is happy to donate the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program to Monarch School to help improve the financial future of kids in our community."
Biz Kid$ is an award-winning comprehensive financial literacy program from the National Credit Union Foundation focused on teaching kids how to use credit wisely and the importance of saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to their communities. The program includes an Emmy award-winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website for kids ages 9 to 16.