San Diego County Credit Union helps local teachers educate kids about money and business
SDCCU Biz Kid$ Program launched in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego
SAN DIEGO, CA (October 19, 2018) — San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is stepping up to help bridge the education gap so that kids can gain the skills they need for a successful future. SDCCU has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego in support of Live Well San Diego to give teachers an opportunity to win the complete SDCCU Biz Kid$ program to help teach their students about money and business.
“SDCCU is a proud to partner with the San Diego County Office of Education and the County of San Diego to bring this valuable program into classrooms in our community,” said Teresa Halleck Campbell, SDCCU president and CEO. “SDCCU Biz Kid$ is designed to teach students the basics of money and business and to help them make better financial decisions early on and enhance their lives for years to come.”
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.
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 6, 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 youth 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.
The County Board of Supervisors launched Live Well San Diego in 2010 with the goal of achieving healthy, safe and thriving communities across the region by partnering with community and city leaders, schools, businesses, non-profit organizations and residents.
About San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU)
SDCCU is one of the nation’s top credit unions, proudly serving the financial needs of customers in Southern California counties, including Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura. SDCCU has assets of over $13 billion, more than 436,000 customers, over 40 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. Membership required. Equal Housing Opportunity. NMLS #580585. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.