Biz Kid$ is a national financial literacy initiative that teaches kids about money and business. Biz Kid$ wants to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. This aligns with the Travis Credit Union Foundation’s core values and initiatives. Biz Kid$ includes an Emmy award-winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities and a website targeting kids 9-16 years old. It 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”.
Each Biz Kid$ episode shows kids how to make and manage money. To keep young viewers engaged, the series includes a fast-paced mix of direct education delivered by young actors, sketch comedies and stories featuring real young entrepreneurs. Biz Kid$ uses the power of television to teach students how to use credit wisely and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving and giving back to the community.
The focal point is inspiring entrepreneurship, helping with business plan creation, productivity and philanthropy. Showcasing actual young entrepreneurs instills inspiration and motivation. Biz Kid$ also gives step-by-step business plan for kids, marketing tips and much more.
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