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11/21/2014 - By Kids For Kids

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WHAT WE DO:
By Kids For Kids (BKFK) inspires kids to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills with creative, innovation-encouraging educational materials. These curriculum-aligned materials are underwritten by supporting organizations and provided FREE to educators, households, and youth groups.

By recognizing, encouraging, and rewarding the ingenuity and creativity that young people possess, BKFK inspires the innovative spirit within every child. To learn more, visit www.bkfkeducation.com.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Secret Millionaires Club

The Secret Millionaires Club (SMC) is an animated series of short webisodes and half-hour prime-time TV specials. The series features Warren Buffett with a group of fictional young friends facing and resolving day-to-day financial and character-based challenges. Get started with the SMC at www.SMCkids.com.

The Secret Millionaires Club “Learn & Earn” program provides fun financial literacy and entrepreneurship activities for kids. Separate categories of activities have been designed for classrooms, homes, youth organizations, and new this year, afterschool groups. Additionally, 26 short animated webisodes are complemented by new matching comic books created by Archie Comics (available in digital and print) to assist with diverse learning styles.

These robust financial literacy materials are sponsored by the Fairholme Foundation and available FREE to schools, youth organizations, families, and afterschool groups. Classroom-specific activities are built upon Common Core State Standards and national financial literacy standards to ensure maximum integration with core curricula. Activity guides allow for easy implementation. Learn more about the “Learn & Earn” program at www.SMCkids.com/LearnAndEarn.

WHAT WE NEED:
BKFK is asking kids to come up with new business ideas! A cornerstone of the Secret Millionaire’s Club “Learn & Earn” program is an annual national competition that challenges kids 7–14 to create a concept for a new business. The “Learn & Earn” financial literacy materials and website activities walk kids through the process. Individuals or teams of two to four students, ages 7–14, can submit their entries to win up to $5,000 each—and all finalists will get to pitch their business ideas to Warren Buffett. Teachers/mentors win, too—up to $1,000 each, plus a trip to the finalist celebration event with the Oracle of Omaha himself. Visit www.SMCkids.com/teacher-register-lite and register to find out more.

WHAT’S NEW:

  • The Fourth Annual “Grow Your Own Business Challenge”

Do your kids or students have a great business idea? Warren Buffett and the Secret Millionaires Club are looking for new business concepts from kids 7–14. The fourth annual “Grow Your Own Business Challenge” encourages innovative entries from individuals and teams of two to four. Grand prize winners will be awarded $5,000 each, and all finalists get to pitch their business ideas to Warren Buffett in person. Teachers/instructors nominated by the grand prize winners will be awarded $1,000 each and a trip to the Warren Buffett finalist celebration event. Register atwww.SMCkids.com/teacher-register-liteto learn more.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
BKFK
1177 High Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06905
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