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KCCU Hosts 2nd Biz Kid$ Viewing Party

Kansas City Credit Union (KCCU) recently hosted its second “Biz Kid$ Viewing Party” at Faxon Elementary School. This event focuses on financial literacy and building students' economic educational skills. It was made possible through KCCU's partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), LINC (Local Investment Commission) and the Kansas City Public Schools District

The viewing party showcased Biz Kid$, a credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. The program taught kids how to earn and save money and how to become a Biz Kid.

Marilyn Chappell, KCCU vice president, facilitated the event, which was attended by more than 60 students and their parents. The evening consisted of a Biz Kid$ educational video being shown to the students, followed by the students taking part in an applicable lesson plan. 

“As the need for financial literacy in the inner city soars, we deeply appreciate Kansas City Credit Union's continued sponsorship of this event within our community,” says Yolanda Robinson, Caring Communities site coordinator for LINC.

The evening concluded with pizza, snacks and giveaways. The large turnout of the students and the active student participation made the event a success.
This innovative program was made possible through an NCUF grant. 

“The overall objective is to engage the credit union movement in using Biz Kid$ and its curriculum to build students financial literacy and economic education, while increasing awareness and usage of Biz Kid$,” says Danielle Brown, director of Development & Donor Relations for NCUF.

Caption: More than 60 students and parents attended the Biz Kid$ Viewing Party.