Biz Kid$ Grants at Work

Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants are used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. Projects may engage teachers, students, education leaders, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution.

These “Grants at Work” highlight the Foundation's Biz Kid$ grantees who made a positive impact in their community and empowered consumers to achieve financial freedom through credit unions. These grants are made possible by supporters of the Foundation.


Natco CU Helps Bring Biz Kid$ to Local Boys & Girls Club

Natco Credit Union sponsored a Biz Kid$ education program at the Boys and Girls Club to help improve the financial futures of youth in their area. Natco Credit Union received support from the National Credit Union Foundation through a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant. “It has been a wonderful experience facilitating the Biz Kid$ program,” said Taria Gray, the Community Outreach Program Specialist at Natco Credit Union.  “The kids have embraced the silly yet informational skits that Biz Kid$ offers and have been able to put what they have learned into action by creating a future story for themselves." Click to Continue Reading

Biz Kid$ Helps Virginia Educators Meet State Economics & Personal Finance Standards

Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia used the Biz Kid$ program at Virginia Real Money Experience Teacher Training's to help meet the states’ Economic and Personal Finance Standards of Learning.  Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia received support for this initiative from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant. Virginia is one of the few states in the country where high school graduates have to pass a class in economics and personal finance to get their diplomas.When these standards were...Click to Continue Reading

Atomic CU’s Biz Kid$ Piggy Bank Hunt

Atomic Credit Union's interactive Piggy Bank Hunt was supported by a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation and was conducted during the summer around their 12 branch locations. The purpose of their financial education program is to equip area youth at an early age with the skills necessary to make informed financial decisions. As you’ll hear in the podcast, they not only set up new youth accounts and exceeded their goal for deposits, but the amount the children saved was over 200% more than their target goal! Click to Continue Reading

Foundation Grantee Helps 200+ Teens Experience Life after Graduation through Financial Ed Exercise

NuVista Federal Credit Union in Montrose, Colo. recently held a “It’s Your Life” simulation day, dedicated to teaching local high school students about the financial obligations they will face after graduation.  Through the help of a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation), NuVista FCU provided teachers at the high school with Biz Kid$ videos and lesson plans to prepare the students prior to the “It’s Your Life” event. Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and... Click to Continue Reading

               

CASE CU Uses Biz Kid$ Grant to host Youth Financial Ed Summer Camp

CASE Credit Union partnered with the YMCA to host a week-long summer camp using Biz Kid$ concepts and curriculum to enhance youth financial literacy in their community.  CASE CU received support from the National Credit Union Foundation through a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant.  “Biz Kid$ episodes paired with the free curriculum is the perfect way to reach youth and to help them understand basic money management principles,” said Danielle Brown, Director of Development and Donor Relations at the Foundation. “The Foundation is proud to support CASE CU in their efforts to increase financial literacy in their community.  CASE CU is a Low Income and Community (LICU) dedicated to...Click to Continue Reading

Maps CU Uses Biz Kid$ Grant to Prepare Future Educators to Teach Financial Ed

Maps Credit Union (Maps CU) has partnered with Western Oregon University  (WOU) to incorporate Biz Kid$ into the College of Education’s (COE) curriculum. The partnership is designed to provide tomorrow’s elementary school teachers in Oregon the tools necessary to teach financial literacy in the classroom.  Maps CU received support from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant.  “Using the Biz Kid$ curriculum provides the necessary tools to help teach the future educators of Oregon the importance of financial education, and...Click to Continue Reading

Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest Teaches Kids About Starting a Business

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation hosted a Pilot Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest and awarded Hamshire-Fannett Middle School as the winner for their “Pencil Pouch” project.  Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) to help fund this initiative.  "We were so happy to fund Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s pilot project,” said Danielle Brown, Director of Development & Donor Relations for the Foundation.  “Their Entrepreneur Contest is...Click to Continue Reading

Tallahassee-Leon FCU Hosts Summer Camp to Promote Youth Financial Literacy

Tallahassee-Leon Federal Credit Union (TLFCU) hosted its fourth annual Mini Billionaires’ Academy, a week long overnight summer camp designed to teach youth the benefits of understanding money and financial planning.  TLFCU received support last year for the Academy from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant.  The Mini Billionaires' Academy is to help youth become financially literate through lessons in budgeting, income savings taxes, and more.  They have created fun...Click to Continue Reading

League Leverages Young CU Professionals to Bring Fin Ed to Local Communities Through Biz Kid$ Grant


The League of Southeastern Credit Unions (LSCU) held a one-day workshop this summer to familiarize young professionals attending this year’s Southeast Credit Union Conference and Exposition (SCUCE) with financial education outreach tactics through Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award-winning financial education program for kids. This event built upon LSCU’s separate Biz Kid$ two-day Young Professionals Workshop held late last year. As a result of these workshops, multiple attendees have since taken up the cause to bring financial education to 6th-8th graders throughout Florida and Alabama school districts...Click to Continue Reading

Kansas City CU Hosts Nearly 100 for Biz Kid$ Viewing Party


Nearly 100 people in the Kansas City area were treated to a viewing party of the financial literacy television program Biz Kid$ recently. The event was put on by Kansas City CU, with $28 million in assets; the National Credit Union Foundation, which directly supports Biz Kid$; the Local Investment Commission (LINC) and the Kansas City Public School District. While the kids learned about basic financial management, parents learned the basics of savings accounts and easy ways to save money Nearly 100 people in the Kansas City area were treated to a viewing party of the financial literacy television program Biz Kid$ recently...Click to Continue Reading

Brightstar Credit Union Launches Additional Financial Literacy Initiative w/Biz Kid$ Grant


BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, is providing financial literacy education to all Broward County middle schools through Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award winning show where kids teach kids about money and business. All 43 middle schools in Broward County Public Schools, starting with Walter C. Young Middle School in Pembroke Pines as the pilot school, have received DVDs of the Biz Kid$ show and materials. This group includes Beachside Montessori Village and Broward Virtual. BrightStar has made this possible by receiving a $20,000 Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant, one of only 16 grants awarded nationwide in 2013, from the National Credit Union Foundation...Click to Continue Reading

Foundation Grantee Uses Biz Kid$ to Help Students Stand Out in Workforce


Travis Credit Union teamed up with the Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce, Solano County Office of Education (SCOE), and the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District to create a Work-Ready Certification (WRC) Program to help students stand out in the workforce. Designed to validate that students have the necessary entry-level skills as identified by the local business and industry community, the WRC Program enables students to be both successful in the workplace and also become contributing citizens of the community, both locally and globally. Travis Credit Union received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help fund this initiative...Click to Continue Reading

Foundation Grantee Helps Elementary Students Save Over $40k


Silver State Schools Credit Union (SSSCU) helped elementary students learn the importance of saving through its innovative program, “The Piggy Bank Project”. At the end of the school year, students at Walter Bracken Elementary saved just over $40,000. SSSCU received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help fund this initiative.

The Piggy Bank Project is a collaborative effort between SSSCU, Walter Bracken Elementary School, The United Way of Southern Nevada, Young Philanthropist Society, Junior Achievement, and the Andson Foundation to provide real savings accounts for elementary students, while also providing in class financial education to reinforce the habit of saving money...Click to Continue Reading

Collaborative Biz Kid$ Pilot Program Teaches Kids about Entrepreneurship


The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation improved the financial literacy skills of both students and educators through their collaborative Biz Kid$ pilot program, which focused on personal financial education and training for teachers, and featured a Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest for students. Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation received a Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation to help fund this initiative...Click to Continue Reading

Maps CU Partners w/University & Provides Financial Ed Tools to Teachers of Tomorrow


Maps Credit Union (Maps CU) partnered with Western Oregon University (WOU) to provide tomorrow’s elementary school teachers in Oregon with the necessary tools to teach financial literacy in the classroom, equipping them with basic skills and access to Biz Kid$ programs. By integrating Biz Kid$ into WOU’s college-level elementary education coursework, the initiative reached over 125 future teachers last year. Maps CU received Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants from National Credit Union Foundation  to help fund this initiative...Click to Continue Reading

For More Information...

...contact Danielle Brown, Development & Donor Relations Director, at (608) 556-2406 or dbrown@ncuf.coop.


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