SDCCU partners with YMCA of San Diego County to teach youth about money and business

SDCCU to host monthly Biz Kid$ Bashes at local YMCA locations throughout 2017

SDCCU and the YMCA of San Diego County have partnered to teach kids in the community about money and business. SDCCU will host Biz Kid$ Bashes at various YMCA locations throughout the county on a monthly basis in 2017. Parents and kids are welcome to join us for free, fun and interactive sessions to learn about money and business. The Biz Kid$ Bashes focus on giving kids a crash course in starting a business. To view the complete schedule, visit, and look for the seminars titled “Biz Kid$ Bash.” 

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. Together, SDCCU and YMCA of San Diego County are stepping up to help bridge the education gap so that kids can gain the skills they need for a successful future.

“We are happy to partner with the YMCA of San Diego County to provide youth in our community access to SDCCU Biz Kid$. The SDCCU Biz Kid$ Bash is a fun, interactive activity that helps teach kids the basics of money and how to start a successful business,” 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. 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.
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. The SDCCU Biz Kid$ Bashes will be held at local YMCAs on Financial Wellness Wednesdays, an ongoing program hosted by SDCCU to help provide the community access to free financial wellness information. For a list of upcoming Financial Wellness Wednesdays seminars, including the SDCCU Biz Kid$ Bashes, visit
About the YMCA of San Diego County:

The YMCA of San Diego County is dedicated to improving the quality of human life and to helping all people realize their fullest potential through development of the spirit, mind and body. It is the second largest Y in the nation serving more than 400,000 San Diego County residents and employing more than 5,000 people. Through a variety of programs and services focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y unites men, women and children - regardless of age, income or background - to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Visit to find your local YMCA or call (858) 292-YMCA (9622).

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