Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) Executive Director Courtney Moran says she is thrilled that the Foundation has received a generous grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). With the grant, Moran says the Foundation will create a Biz Kid$ Teacher Training and Entrepreneur Contest pilot program to show educators how to teach the Biz Kid$ program.
According to Moran, participating teachers 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$.
“The Foundation is committed to empowering our credit unions, educators and community partners with the tools, resources and information needed to educate our young people on personal finance,” says Moran. “We will leverage these grant dollars effectively and efficiently so that we can expand the BizKid$ initiative, but more importantly help inspire young people to tap into their entrepreneurship spirit.”
The NCUF board of directors approved 16 new Biz Kid$ grants for 2013, totaling $124,961. The Foundation and Caprock Santa Fe CU in Slaton, Texas were among the 16. The new grants engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education skills. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. The Foundation has been a supporter of BizKid$ since its inception. In fact, the Foundation supported the production of seasons 1 - 5. Additionally, Moran serves on the BizKid$ National Advisory committee.
“There is a need to improve the financial literacy skills of the youth in America and Biz Kid$ is the perfect vehicle to address that need,” said Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ Program Coordinator for NCUF. “We are excited to fund these innovative programs that will improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program.”
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