San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is hosting a free Biz Kid$ Bash Seminar to help teachers integrate the Biz Kid$ program into their curriculum. The event will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025.
The bash is from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will run through a mock lesson, showing educators how to implement this valuable resource into their classroom and teach students the basics of money and business. The SDCCU Biz Kid$ Bash is an interactive learning session featuring the Biz Kid$ episode “Crash Course on Starting a Business,” which provides attendees a quick but comprehensive tour on the steps you need to start your own business. Attendees of the Bash will have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win the complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ Program.
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.
“We encourage all educators and support staff in San Diego to attend this seminar and learn more about the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program, created to teach students about money and business. We are pleased to provide this valuable resource to teachers, which will lay the groundwork to begin building a successful financial future and enhance lives for years to come,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck.
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. For more of these statistics, view the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program infographic.
November 17 through December 1, educators are encouraged to enter for a chance to win the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program. For official rules and to enter to win, visit sdccu.com/sweepstakes.
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.