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New National Biz Kid$ Video Showcases the Impact of Cornerstone Foundation’s Youth Financial Ed Program
Thursday, June 30, 2016 6:50 AM

Highlights of Foundation Grantees, CUs, Students, Teachers, and More

The National Credit Union Foundation has released a new video about Biz Kid$ to showcase the impact of the national youth financial literacy initiative. The video features testimonials from staff who have utilized Biz Kid$, as well as highlights of the program and students who have been influenced by program.

This new video, available online at youtu.be/_AprPUt1WiM, also spotlights a Biz Kid$ Financial Education grantee, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation, who used their grant to fund their Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest.  Every year, the Foundation distributes Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grants, which are used to fund innovative programs that improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. 

“Biz Kid$ is a superb example of ‘edutainment,’ where it not only entertains but educates youth in a meaningful way,” said Foundation Director of Development and Donor Relations Danielle Brown. “As this new video demonstrates, Biz Kid$ informs, educates, inspires, and motivates kids of all ages to learn about money, credit, taxes, business, and becoming young entrepreneurs. More importantly, Biz Kid$ helps youth discover their passion, see the opportunities around them, and take action using real world examples of how simple ideas can change our world.”

“The Cornerstone Foundation is incredibly grateful for the support and grant opportunities through the National Credit Union Foundation," said Cornerstone Foundation Executive Director Courtney Moran. "We are honored to have our Biz Kid$ Entrepreneur Contest highlighted in this impactful promotional video. The Foundations’ ongoing collaboration has paved the paths for hundreds of students in the Cornerstone region who are, not only more knowledgeable about money management at a young age, but inspired to make a difference in the world. Together, we can truly make a difference.”

Biz Kid$ is designed to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an Emmy award winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting kids 9-16 years old. Biz Kid$ uses the power of television to teach students how to use credit wisely and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community.

Video by Andy Janning, NO NET Solutions.