San Diego County Credit Union 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, San Diego County Credit Union (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 receive 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. For more of these statistics, view the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program infographic.
“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,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “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.”
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.
Launched in 2008 in partnership with the National Credit Union 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.
To learn more about the SDCCU Biz Kid$ program visit: sdccu.com/bizkids.
SDCCU is committed to helping teachers, students and individuals make educated financial decisions by delivering 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.