Development Education (DE) Program Celebrates 35 Years

Nearly a hundred certified Credit Union Development Educators (CUDEs) gathered in Tampa, Fla. recently to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Credit Union Development Education (DE) Program.

The popular philosophy training program from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) started in 1982 and continues to educate credit union professionals from around the world every year.

The 35th anniversary was recognized during the annual DE Workshop for CUDEs that took place July 11-13, 2017 in Tampa, Fla. This year’s workshop was focused on diversity with a special emphasis on all areas of inclusion.

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National Credit Union Foundation Approves 12 Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants

The Foundation's board of directors has approved 12 new Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants for 2017-2018, totaling $68,500. These grants are distributed to encourage credit union organizations to use Biz Kid$ 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.

“We are very excited to be funding these unique Biz Kid$ initiatives,” said Danielle Brown, the Foundation’s Director of Development & Donor Relations.

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On the Blog: Biz Kid$ Summer Camp Helps Young Students Become Entrepreneurs

Kids from Montague Elementary School in Siskiyou, California spent time this summer learning what it takes to create their own business through the Y.E.S (Young Entrepreneurs Succeed) Camp. Montague Elementary partnered with Siskiyou Central Credit Union (Siskiyou CCU) to hold the week-long summer camp with grant support from the Foundation.

Siskiyou CCU helped teach the participants in the camp about entrepreneurship through the Biz Kid$ financial education program. The overall objective of Biz Kid$ is to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.

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