Foundation Approves 16 Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants

The National Credit Union Foundation’s (the Foundation) board of directors has approved 16 new Biz Kid$ financial education grants for 2015, totaling $78,000. These grants are distributed to encourage the credit union movement to use Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills.

Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

Wrap-up of the Foundation's "Back to School" Twitter Chat

As children across America head back to school, the National Credit Union Foundation hosted a Twitter chat to discuss how credit unions positively impact K-12 schools in their area.

“Credit unions across the country are busy right now prepping multiple outreach activities for the upcoming school year,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Whether it be backpack drives, managing an in-school branch, or preparing financial education activities, credit unions do a lot to benefit their area schools. The end result is improved youth financial literacy and well-being, which is why the Foundation was excited to host this forum for idea sharing around credit unions’ school activities.”

On the Blog: Summit Credit Union’s Project Money–Part 1

From Christopher Morris - If you live and work in Madison, Wisconsin like I do, you’ve probably heard of Project Money from Summit Credit Union (even if you don’t live here, you probably have heard of it!). It’s on the news, billboards, social media and talked about a lot due to its uniqueness and mission. Why? It’s a seven-month competition that changes people’s financial lives for starters. .

I recently checked in with Amy Crowe, Financial Education Specialist (and CUDE) at Summit Credit Union, about the program to learn more