Biz Kid$ Teacher Training & Entrepreneur Contest  
 
Biz Kid$ Teacher Training & Entrepreneur Contest

Based on results from the Teachers’ Background & Capacity to Teach Personal Finance study, 89% of K-12 teachers agree that students should take a financial education course or pass a competency test for high school graduation. However, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach personal finance topics. 

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is continuing their innovative Biz Kid$ Teacher Training and Entrepreneur Contest for the seventh year. Participating teachers, with the help of a credit union partner, will implement the Biz Kid$ curriculum in their classrooms, and students will collaboratively create a business plan for a needed organization in their community, thus incorporating the entrepreneurship skills learned through Biz Kid$.

What is Biz Kid$?

Biz Kid$ is the credit union-funded public television series that teaches children 9–16 years old about money management and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has been a supporter of Biz Kid$ since its inception.

Contest Overview

To learn more about Biz Kid$ and how your credit union can participate, please register for the 2019 Biz Kid$ Webinar.

For questions or interest in participation, please contact Emily Moreno at emoreno@cscuf.coop or 469-385-6483.

Last Year’s Contest Winners

A winner has been selected in the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation’s Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest. GECU and its partnering school, Sageland Elementary School, won for Scottie Teacher Services.
 
Let by Adrian Stevens, the students’ unique idea offers a service to busy teachers. Scottie Teacher Services will assist teachers for a small fee with tasks and errands. Most teachers spend time after hours, decorating their classrooms, grading papers, and cleaning and organizing. This service will allow teachers to focus on more demanding tasks and spend more with their families.
 
What truly sets them apart from other entrepreneurs is their mission to set aside their profits to assist their classmates. Over 75 percent of the students at Sageland Elementary School are economically disadvantaged, and 100 percent receive a free or reduced lunch. Students at their campus wear clothes that no longer fit, have beat up shoes, and do not have jackets. The money made through these services will be used for those with the greatest needs.