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 Biz Kid$ Helps Local Educators Teach Students About Money and Business

San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is stepping up to help bridge the education gap so that kids can gain the skills they need for a successful future. For the third year in a row, SDCCU is partnering with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego to give teachers the opportunity to win the complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ Program to teach their students about money and business.

Research shows that the average high-school graduate lacks basic skills to manage personal finances, many young people experience difficulty balancing a checkbook and half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck. 

“We are pleased to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego to provide this valuable resource to teachers. The SDCCU Biz Kid$ program is an ideal solution for the classroom to teach kids about money and business, helping them lay the groundwork for a successful financial future,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.

Biz Kid$ is an award-winning comprehensive financial literacy program focused on teaching kids how to use credit wisely and the importance of saving, budgeting, investing and giving back to their communities. The program includes an Emmy award winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website for kids 9 – 16 years old. Biz Kid$ is the first national public television series promoting financial education for elementary through high school students and was created by the same team that produced “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” All of the Biz Kid$ episodes are based on national standards for financial literacy and entrepreneurship education and have been mapped to individual state standards.

Now through May 8, educators are encouraged to enter to win the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program. For official rules and to enter to win, visit sdccu.com/bizkids.

SDCCU is committed to helping teachers, students and individuals in communities where we live and work make educated financial decisions by delivering the BEST financial education, products and services. SDCCU is engaged in several philanthropic efforts aimed at improving overall economic well-being and making a positive difference in local schools. For more information, visit sdccu.com/classroomheroes.

Launched in 2008 in partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation), the overall objective of Biz Kid$ is to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Since its inception, Biz Kid$ has aired on over 340 public television stations and has reached more than 65 million viewers.

The Foundation’s vision is making financial freedom achievable through credit unions. The Foundation believes that all consumers should have the education, tools and resources needed to achieve financial freedom. Through the Foundation grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services and empower more consumers to save, build assets and own homes.

The County Board of Supervisors launched Live Well San Diego in 2010 with the goal of achieving healthy, safe and thriving communities across the region by partnering with community and city leaders, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations and residents.

San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.9 billion, over 344,000 customers, 41 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU Mobile Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit sdccu.com.