Biz Kid$ is a national financial literacy initiative based on the Emmy Award-winning public television series where kids teach kids about money and business. The series consists of 65 episodes, each of which reaches more than one million viewers around the world. Using a clever blend of entertainment and education, each episode shows kids how to make and manage money by introducing concepts of financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
Biz Kid$ Showcase Competitions are a unique way for students to put their ideas into action. The Biz Kid$ Showcase will attract and engage young members (and families) and allow students to continue to be creative in our current virtual world.
Beginning at the state level, students, ages 12 – 18 years old, will complete three learning modules, each focused on a different aspect of business planning. Each learning module consists of a brief webinar and two Biz Kid$ episodes. After completing each module, students will work, either as individuals or teams, to answer the call to action. Points are received for each learning module completed. Upon coming up with their business idea, students will then submit a business plan and an entry into the virtual Biz Kid$ Showcase. Students have the choice of creating a website, a short commercial video or a display to showcase their new business idea. Entries will be judged by a panel of credit union experts from each state (think Shark Tank-style…but virtual…and a little kinder)! The top three submissions from each state will be awarded a cash prize and move on to the national judging for a chance at another cash prize!
The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation is excited to bring this program to you at no cost to your credit union. We provide the toolkit to easily roll it out, we provide the materials and webinars (all on-line in one convenient place) and we do the tracking of the points! We even provide the prizes at the state level and the National Credit Union Foundation provides prizes at the national level! Your credit union’s only commitment is to spread the word of the competition to the communities you serve! It’s an easy and fun way to stay connected, get connected and provide financial education to schools, youth agencies, homeschool groups or any other youth you may have a connection with.
To join the webinar this Thursday, March 4, to learn more about this fun competition click HERE.
Students will register by April 2nd!
April 30th: Deadline to complete all learning modules, business plan and Showcase entry
May 7th: Top 3 in each state announced
May 27th: Top 3 in Nation announced