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Cornerstone Foundation Offers Info Webinar for BizKid$ Teacher Training & Entrepreneur Contest
Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:20 AM

The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation is continuing their innovative Biz Kid$ Teacher Training and Entrepreneur Contest and will be offering a free informational webinar to interested parties. This is the third year the National Credit Union Foundation has generously supported this initiative.

Biz Kid$ is the credit union-funded public television series that teaches children 9–16 years old about money management and entrepreneurship.

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$.

The winning credit union and school partnership from this past school year was FivePoint Credit Union Director of Financial Education Mandy Clayton and educator Tamra Basye from Hamshire-Fannett Middle School.

“I cannot begin to describe what an amazing experience it has been and how thankful I am for the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation BizKid$ Entrepreneur Contest," said Clayton. "It has given students the opportunity to learn and experience far beyond what a textbook allows. The Biz Kid$ program not only teaches them about preparing a business plan and starting and running a business, it teaches them collaboration and confidence to believe in themselves and their dreams and that anything is possible.”

“The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation BizKid$ Entrepreneur Contest gave my class the opportunity to learn about starting a business," said Basye. "My students were given the chance to work hands-on in a business. The experiences they encountered throughout this business plan far exceeded any learning a textbook could offer. It was an amazing journey to witness my students develop their skills in all aspects of entrepreneurship. We are very excited to announce that our business, The Pencil Pouch, is still operating daily on our campus.”

Please register here to participate in the webinar on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 2:00 p.m. 

Questions? Please contact Courtney Moran at 469-385-6448 or cmoran@cscuf.coop.