The National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) Board of Directors has approved three new Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competition Grants for 2019, totaling $25,000. These grants allow credit union organizations to use Biz Kid$ to provide economic and entrepreneurship education to youth to help them build a solid financial future.
Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competitions allow students to build their own business using knowledge from the series, while practicing financial education, entrepreneurial, public speaking, and teamwork skills. The creation of a business plan truly puts what they have learned in the classroom into action and provides hands on, outcomes based financial education to the students.
Granted projects include:
Biz Kid$ is a financial education initiative launched nationally in January 2008 that teaches kids about money management and business. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities and website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9-16 years old.
The number one goal of Biz Kid$ is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community.
For more information about Biz Kid$, click here or visit www.ncuf.coop/bizkids.
Questions about Biz Kid$ or the grant process can be directed to Danielle Brown at (608) 556-2406 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.