The National Credit Union Foundation’s board of directors has approved nine new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants for 2018-2019, totaling $53,100. These grants are distributed to encourage credit union organizations to use Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to improve students’ financial well-being.
Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
“These unique Biz Kid$ initiatives represent new and innovative approaches to youth financial literacy using the Biz Kid$ curriculum,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s national program director. “Biz Kid$ is the only national financial education programming for young people; funded entirely by credit unions. We look forward to seeing how these nine credit union organizations will make a lifelong impact in the lives of the young people in their communities.”
Some highlights of the grant projects:
The other credit union organizations receiving grants include:
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 targeting children 9-16 years old. The Foundation is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of the program, and a coalition of over 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$.