Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competition Grants Available from the Foundation

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Credit union organizations can now apply for a Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competition Grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) to help improve youth financial education through hands-on entrepreneurial experience. The Foundation is looking to distribute up to $25,000 in grant funds with a deadline to apply of June 30, 2019.

The application can be found here.

“This is an exciting opportunity for credit union organizations to use Biz Kid$ in a specific way to help students get an introduction to entrepreneurship,” said Danielle Brown, Engagement Director at the Foundation. “Business plan competitions are a great way for organizations to strengthen their relationships with their community while showcasing their commitment to improving youth financial education.”

Hosting Biz Kid$ Business Plan Competitions allows credit union organizations to take a leadership role in providing economic and entrepreneurship education to youth, helping them build a solid financial future. Through these competitions, students showcase their hard work while practicing financial education, entrepreneurial, public speaking, and teamwork skills. The creation of a business plan truly puts what they have learned in the classroom into action and provides hands-on, outcomes-based financial education to the students.

Examples of credit union organizations that have hosted these types of competitions: