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Kansas City Credit Union Hosts Third Biz Kid$ Viewing Party

Kansas City Credit Union (KCCU), in partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), LINC (Local Investment Commission) and the Kansas City Public Schools District, recently hosted their third “Biz Kid$ Viewing Party," which continued to focus on financial literacy to help build students' economic educational skills.  Biz Kid$ is a credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. It was another great opportunity for kids to learn about money, how to earn and save money, how to use allowances and how to become a Biz Kid$.

More than 70 students and their parents took part in the event. The evening consisted of a Biz Kid$ educational video being shown to the students (facilitated by KCCU’s Vice President Marilyn Chappell), followed by the students taking part in an applicable lesson plan.  “The turnout we receive for these events continues to prove that there is great need in our community for financial literacy help, which is why we deeply appreciate Kansas City Credit Union continuing to sponsor this event within our community at Faxon Elementary,” said Yolanda Robinson, Caring Communities Site Coordinator for LINC.

The evening concluded with pizza, snacks, and giveaways being provided to the attendees. The evening was a success due to the large turnout of the students, and the active participation that the students exuberated throughout the evening.

It was through NCUF that grant funds were provided to KCCU to continue to fund this innovative program, in order to help improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program. “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$,” said Danielle Brown, director of Development & Donor Relations for NCUF.