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 creatively empower students (Ages 8-18). Biz Kidz Academy engages elementary, middle, and high school students in real-world business experiences, events and activities. Our mission is to inspire students to creatively embrace their entrepreneurial spirit, lead confidently, think critically, and be financially responsible. Our goal is to empower students with the creative guidance, resources, and tools required to be confident and self-assured decision makers.
About our Workshop Series
Registration is now open for our Biz Kidz Academy's 2022-2023 workshop series. This Biz Kidz Workshop series is jam packed with exciting activities, games, exercises, and mini lessons developed to encourage kids and teens to turn their creative ideas into a money-making business. Participants develop skills like creative writing, business planning, marketing, social media marketing, money management, business pitching (public speaking), portfolio building, and much more. A downloadable activity guide also provides free tips and resources to support kids and teens as they complete their business-growth activities.
About the 2023 Virtual Competition
Interested in winning educational scholarships, start-up money, and more? Register today for Biz Kidz Academy's 2023 annual Creative Essay and Video Presentation Competition Award Ceremony. Kids and teens (Ages 8-18) may submit an online competition or video to creatively express their business idea, art creation, performance, fashions, and more. Participants compete with other students within their same age and grade categories to win a variety of prizes.
Kids and teens are encouraged to submit an original 500-word paper or 5 -10-minute engaging video presentation.
The winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Competitors are judged on their ability to articulate and display clearly their written and oral communications skills. Participants may chose a familiar topic that inspires them. They are also required to explain why they deserve to be selected as a competition winner. CREATIVITY COUNTED!
Young competitors may choose to submit one of the following:
Writing competitors are judged on their overall ability to
clearly compose and express their ideas in written form.
Participants are judged on their creative ability to:
Video submissions are also submitted. Videos may
incorporate still images, illustrations, animations,
slides, and text, and other creative business expressions.
Competitors will be judged on their overall effectiveness and
creative ability to:
Frances Barber Scholarship
(For High School College-Bound Students)
Honoring the loving memory of an extraordinary mother and grandmother, Biz Kidz Academy will award its annual $500.00 Frances Barber Educational Scholarship to college-bound high school students.
Other Biz Kidz Academy Programs
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 Initiative
Biz Kidz Academy is excited to announce our expansion into Atlanta and Canada. We offer aspiring young entrepreneurs and innovative students an opportunity to launch and grow their business and creative ideas. We look forwarded to expanding into other regions around the world.
A special thank you to Tracy Lewis and Dena Patrice for coordinating the Biz Kidz Atlanta Chapter. In partnership with Atlanta's Recreation and Parks and Futon Library Systems, 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.
Call For Sponsors
Our dream is to raise enough capital to provide students laptops and scholarships year round. We’re reaching out to sponsors to help us to raise enough capital to continue to provide financial support to students who seek higher education.
Please contact Dr. Marlene Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org to discover how you can become a partner and help us raise donations to empower our creative students nationwide.
Once your competition entry form AND VIDEO RELEASE FORM (Download from above) have been received, we will email you with the final instructions.