Most people have heard of Bill Nye the Science Guy, the quirky youth education program focused on teaching kids about science in a fun and engaging way – but have you heard of Biz Kid$?
Produced by the same people as Bill Nye, Biz Kid$ brings the same fun and energy to teach kids about money, finances, and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website (bizkids.com) targeting children 9 – 16 years old. The number one goal of the Biz Kid$ financial literacy 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.
The Foundation is a firm believer in teaching financial education to the next generation of consumers, and is the champion of the Biz Kid$ program. Biz Kid$ is unique as it is fully funded by America’s credit unions, with each episode beginning and ending with the message, “Brought to you by America’s credit unions, where people are worth more than money.”
The Foundation has a great opportunity for credit union organizations to leverage this amazing resource through 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. Funds may not be used as a cash donation to a third party.
If you are interested in applying for a Biz Kid$ grant, you have until March 31, 2018. The grant application can be found here.
We hope you take advantage of this great opportunity and leverage Biz Kid$ in your community!
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