SDCCU is Helping Local Teachers Teach Students About Money and Business
Through November 21, teachers in Orange County can enter-to-win a complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ program
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., (November 19, 2019) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®)
, one of California’s largest credit unions, is stepping up to help bridge the education gap so that kids can gain the skills they need for a successful future. SDCCU is giving teachers the opportunity to win the complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ program to teach their students about money and business.
“Learning the basics on how to manage your money early on, at a young age, is vital to future financial success. We are pleased to provide teachers in Southern California the opportunity to win a complete Biz Kid$ Program for their classroom. These valuable resources map to local state and national standards for financial literacy and with teach students the basics of money and business,” said Teresa Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO.
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
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 November 21, 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/bizkids
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.
SDCCU is one of California’s largest credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $8.4 billion, over 418,000 customers, 43 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 banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa®
credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com