National Credit Union Foundation: Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants
Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants may be 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, local PBS stations, or community stakeholders through events, activities, and/or curriculum distribution. Each project should create innovative and engaging activities incorporating Biz Kid$ materials. The overall grant objective is to engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills while increasing awareness and usage of Biz Kid$.
The Biz Kid$ financial literacy initiative was launched to teach kids about money and business. The initiative includes a TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9–16 years old. The goal of the Biz Kid$ initiative is to teach kids from upper elementary through high school to understand and incorporate the skills they need to successfully manage their financial lives. One goal of the Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants is to extend the reach of the series beyond broadcast into the community.
Amount: A total of $75,000 is available.
Eligibility: Credit unions, credit union service organizations, state credit union associations, state credit union foundations, and any other organizations owned or controlled by credit unions.
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