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Foundation to Hold Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest Info Webinar
Monday, August 27, 2018 7:00 AM

Biz Kid$The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is excited to announce that credit unions will have another opportunity to participate in the unique and acclaimed Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest. This is the Foundation's sixth year of conducting the contest, thanks to a partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation and the generous 2018 contribution from the Friends of Consumer Freedom.

Biz Kid$ is a financial education initiative that includes an award-winning TV series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, a website, and a monthly online newsletter targeting children 9–16 years old.

Participating teachers, with the help of a credit union partner, will implement the 2018-2019 Biz Kid$ curriculum in their classrooms, and students will collaboratively create a business plan for a needed organization in their community, incorporating the entrepreneurial skills learned through Biz Kid$.

Join us for a free informational webinar to learn more!

Date:  August 30, 2018
Time: 10 a.m. CT

To understand the value of the program, take it from the winning credit union and school partnership: GECU and Mrs. Chavez’s 6th grade class at Sageland Microsociety Elementary won the 2017-2018 school year contest as a result of their business, Sugar Scottie Treats.

“I loved the opportunity to use the entrepreneur curriculum and entering the competition because it not only challenged me as an educator, it challenged my students and it changed them," said Chavez. "They will forever be impacted by the experience of true leadership, teamwork, work ethic, collaboration, accountability, networking and, yes, even conflict resolution skills.”

“I enjoyed watching them take ownership of their unique learning styles and gravitation to their strengths as they developed their ideas and followed through with their team plan,” Chavez added.

"This competition is a great stepping stone toward preparing our youth for the future," said Crystal Long, GECU president and CEO. "These students are tomorrow's leaders, and we're grateful to be part of such an amazing school with students eager to learn and put their entrepreneurial skills and creativity to work business. We're proud of all the students who participated."

Questions? Please contact Paula Upchurch at 832-407-7965 or pupchurch@cscuf.coop. To register for the webinar, please visit the Foundation’s website