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Kansas City Credit Union Hosts Summer Biz Kid$ Event

Kansas City Credit Union (KCCU), in partnership with the National Credit Union Foundation, LINC (Local Investment Commission) and the Kansas City Public Schools District, recently hosted their fourth “Biz Kid$ Event.” The event continues to focus on financial literacy in hopes of building students' economic educational skills, and it also provides kids with some summertime fun.

More than 50 students and their parents took part in the outdoor festivities. The afternoon consisted of Biz Kid$ financial education game booths, a coloring contest, a moonwalk bounce house for the kids to jump in, a face painter, and lots of snacks, beverages and freebies for all who attended. 

“The turnout we received for the fourth event continues to prove that there is great need in our community for financial literacy help, which is why we continue to sponsor this event within our community,” says Marilyn Chappell, Vice President of Kansas City Credit Union.

This event marked the one-year series of “Biz Kid$ Viewing Parties” coming to a close for the 2014-15 grant period. 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, while also having some fun in the sun.

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$ & its curriculum to build students financial literacy & economic education, while increasing awareness and usage of Biz Kid$,” says Danielle Brown, Director of Development & Donor Relations for NCUF.

For more information on Biz Kid$, click here

Caption 1: Kids enjoyed the bounce house during KCCU's Biz Kid$ event. 

Caption 2: Volunteers hand out goodies to kiddos and their parents during KCCU's Biz Kid$ event.