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
parents, educators, and students have been reached by Biz Kid$ through education outreach projects.
Emmy Awards and 2 Parent’s Choice Gold Awards.
people tune in to watch and learn from the Biz Kid$ educational TV series.
How Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Contests Change Lives
A key component of the Biz Kid$ television series is learning from other young entrepreneurs about their successful businesses. Through funding from the Foundation, this concept has sparked credit union organizations to launch entrepreneurship contests to help young members learn what it takes to start their own business.
An Emmy Award-winning television series
6 upbeat seasons of edu-tainment television available on DVDs, YouTube or streaming via Amazon Prime.
Free classroom curriculum & outreach activities
Each episode comes with free classroom activities, lesson plans and are mapped to individual state standards.
Resource filled interactive website
Engaging financial education games, blog and toolkits to keep kids engaged in learning and the conversation around Biz Kid$.
Using the Biz Kid$ lesson plans and episodes, your organization can arm middle school students with the knowledge and tools to become creators of their own businesses.
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.
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.
Faith Guerrero, past participant of a Biz Kid$ Entrepreneurship Contest
I think that the Biz Kid$ competition teaches students real world skills by taking a break from the standard textbook curriculum and showcases real word 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.
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?
Get in touch
For more information on Biz Kid$
Contact Danielle Brown, Engagement Director