Biz Kidz Academy Competition
Celebration Ceremony & Programs
For Young Creative Writers & Speech Presenters
About Biz Kidz Academy
Founded by Dr. Marlene Jackson and daughter, Ashley Cole, Biz Kidz Academy is a Christian-focused non-profit 501 (c) organization developed to empower kidpreneurs (Ages 8-18).
Biz Kidz Academy is engages young entrepreneurs in real-world business experiences, events and activities. Our mission is to inspire business-minded kids to creatively embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, lead confidently, think critically, and be financially responsible. Our goal is to empower young entrepreneurs with the guidance, resources, and tools required to be confident and self-assured decision makers.
About the Business Pitch Competition
The 2021 Biz Kidz Academy’s Creative Essay and Video Presentation Competition was sponsored to encourage students to creatively express themselves.
The competition was open to elementary, middle, and high school students and young adults. Participants competed with other pupils within their age and grade categories.
Competing kids, teens, and young adults were required to submit an original 500-word paper or 5 -10-minute engaging video presentation. The winners were selected by a panel of judges. Competitors were judged on their ability to articulate Clearly their written and oral communication skills.
Participants were required to explain why they deserve to be selected as a competition winner and what they plan to do with the prize(s) they are awarded. Participants should choose a familiar topic that inspires them and one in which they have great passion for. CREATIVITY COUNTED!
Frances Barber Scholarship
(For High School College-Bound Students)
Honoring the loving memory of an extraordinary mother and grandmother, Biz Kidz Academy awarded its’ $500.00 Frances Barber Educational Scholarship to Angelo A. Valasco for his video titled, "You Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone".
Call for Scholarship Sponsors
While the majority of our foundation’s funding for educational scholarships currently comes directly out-of-pocket, our dream is to raise enough capital to continue to provide kidpreneur's with scholarships year round. We’re reaching out to sponsors to help us to raise enough capital to continue to provide financial support to kidpreneurs who seek higher education. Please contact Dr. Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org and discover how you can help us raise donations to continue to empower our creative students.
High School – College Transition Program
Biz Kidz Academy High School – College Transition Program is a business-building platform created to build partnerships with higher learning institutions. The objective of the program is to provide college-level entrepreneurs with an additional resource tool to utilize with existing college business resources. College students will participate in individual and team building entrepreneurial projects as they gain valuable real-world lifelong learning skills including, goal setting, problem solving. Visit our website for more information.
Biz Kidz In-Flight Program
We are excited about expansion into Atlanta and Canada. In partnership with Atlanta's Recreation and Parks, Futon Library Systems, Radio, and TV stations, a workshop series was offered to kidpreneurs throughout Atlanta. A special thank you to Tracy Lewis and Dena Patrice for coordinating the Biz Kidz Atlanta Chapter.
In conjunction with The Niagara Falls Public Library, Biz Kidz Academy sponsored a one-day on Saturday, May 18, 2019. During the series, kids and teens developed vision boards, business plans, marketing brands, websites, and business budgets. A special award ceremony was celebrated as Niagara Falls Mayor Diodati presented Canada's Biz Kidz with a Workshop Certificate of Completion.
Biz Kidz Academy is excited to offer aspiring young entrepreneurs throughout the world with an opportunity to launch and grow their business ideas. We look forwarded to expanding to additional regions around the world throughout the next years.