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Biz Kid$

Leading the charge to empower the next generation to care about their financial futures.

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Helping Kids Take Charge of Their Financial Lives

Biz Kid$ is a credit union funded and branded financial education program for young adults championed by the Foundation. Biz Kid$ ignites the next generation to care about their financial future through lessons in entrepreneurship, money, managing finances and more.

The initiative includes an Emmy award-winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting kids 9 – 16 years old. It is the first national public television series promoting financial education for elementary through high school students and was created by the same team that produced “Bill Nye the Science Guy”.

Learn more at Bizkids.com

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Participate in the 2021 Biz Kid$ Showcase

Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competitions are a unique way for students to learn the ins and outs of business planning and put ideas into action. The Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Showcase will allow this kind of creativity to continue in our current virtual world. Students, ages 12 -18, are invited to participate in the Biz Kid$ Showcase pilot. Click here to hear the value of the program from a fellow Biz Kid!

As a participant in the Biz Kid$ Showcase, students will complete learning modules and earn points! Participants will work through three learning modules, each focused on a different aspect of business planning. Each learning module, made up of a webinar, 2 Biz Kid$ episodes and one or more action steps, will teach students how to create a business plan. Business plans will be judged at both the state and national levels of competition. The top 3 business plans at each level of competition will be awarded a cash prize. Registration will run from March 15 –April 26.

*Please note that you must live in one of the following states to participate: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, or Pennsylvania.

Register Here

 

Biz Kid$ Reach

Biz Kid$ has made an incredible impact upon not only the credit union movement but millions of Americans across the nation.

  • Over
    15M

    parents, educators, and students have been reached by Biz Kid$ through education outreach projects.

  • Has won
    2

    Emmy Awards and 2 Parent’s Choice Gold Awards.

  • Each year
    9.6M

    people tune in to watch and learn from the Biz Kid$ educational TV series.

How Biz Kid$ Changes Lives

How the credit union funded program is changing the financial futures of the next generation.

Biz Kid$ Includes

  • An Emmy Award-winning television series

    6 upbeat seasons of edu-tainment television available on DVDs, YouTube or streaming via Amazon Prime.

    Learn more about the TV series

  • Free classroom curriculum & outreach activities

    Each episode comes with free classroom activities, lesson plans and are mapped to individual state standards.

    Learn more about the activities

  • Resource filled interactive website

    Engaging financial education games, blog and toolkits to keep kids engaged in learning and the conversation around Biz Kid$.

    Learn more about the website

Cultivate the Next Generation of Biz Kid$

Want to get started using Biz Kid$ but not sure how? The Foundation is here to help with tangible examples and ideas from previous grantees who have done incredible work using the program:

  • Biz Kid$ winners

    Entrepreneurship contests

    Using the Biz Kid$ lesson plans and episodes, your organization can arm middle school students with the knowledge and tools to become creators of their own businesses.

    Learn more about entrepreneurship contests

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    Partner with Boys & Girls Club

    A great opportunity for your organization is to partner with a local Boys & Girls Club to utilize the Biz Kid$ lesson plans to teach them about money and managing finances.

    Learn more about partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs

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    Teacher training workshops

    Biz Kid$ is a great tool for teachers to use in the classroom to meet the state Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning.

    Learn more about teacher training workshops

Biz Kid$ Faith Guerrero

I think that the Biz Kid$ competition teaches students real-world skills by taking a break from the standard textbook curriculum and showcases real-world scenarios. The competition very much so sparked my interest in business. I’ve always been an organized person, so the careful planning that comes with creating a business plan was like second nature to me. I’m glad that there is a career path available that suits my interests.

Faith Guerrero, past participant of a Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Contest

Add Biz Kid$ to Your Community Outreach Initiatives

Looking for a way to further connect with your community while making the connection to financial health and your credit union?

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Get in touch

For more information on Biz Kid$

Contact Danielle Brown, Engagement Director

The National Credit Union Foundation Danielle Brown

Danielle Brown, CUDE

Engagement Director

Danielle develops and fosters relationships across the credit union movement to expand the awareness, value proposition and funding of the Foundation.