Empowering students with to be financially literate and entrepreneurial is our passion at Biz Kid$. As such, we are thrilled about a new partnership that is expanding our ability to reach teens by empowering the teachers that will be educating them in the future.

Our friends at Maps Credit Union have partnered with Western Oregon University to equip them with access to Biz Kid$ content, as well as the skills they need to teach financial literacy to their future elementary school students. In the last year, this partnership has already reached 125 teachers, many of whom recently presented their Biz Kid$ lesson plans at a conference for local school districts.

Danielle Brown, Director of Development & Donor Relations for NCUF, said, “Maps’ program is not only impacting current students of WOU, but as these students incorporate Biz Kid$ into their teaching experiences, it will touch countless elementary school students as well.”

We’re encouraged by the work of Maps Credit Union and Western Oregon University, and look forward to hearing about the increased impact Biz Kid$ has in classrooms as a result of this effort.

Read the full press release on this special partnership here.