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Whether you are a parent curious about our programs or a potential partner or donor seeking more insight about what we do and how we do it, you can find more information below in our FAQs. 
If you can’t find the answer you are looking for here, don’t hesitate to reach out and ask!

Parent Questions About Programs

The safety of our young students is our top priority and as such, we require a parent or approved guardian to physically drop off and pick up students from their program.  When dropping off and picking up, parents/guardians will need to initial the sign in sheet. This applies to students 12 and younger.

Unfortunately, at this time, we are not able to provide an EA for individual students. If your child requires an EA, or has special educational or behavioral needs that requires significant 1:1 support, we will be unable to give them the care they need to excel. If you are able to provide your own EA, we would love to speak with you more about how we can support your child in one of our upcoming programs. 

Each program is a little different and will have the supplies listed on the program description, if any. Please carefully review the program description of the course you are interested in attending for more details, or reach out to us directly for more detail. classes@buildabizkids.com

Build a Biz Kids is on a mission to help prepare students for a fast changing world by developing their essential soft skills, including self awareness, confidence, resiliency, decision making and so many more. For this reason, we do not allow any parents to attend classes, or wait in the room during class session. We have found that having parents in the room can sometime limit a child’s feeling of independence, and therefore ask that parents arrive during the drop off and pick up windows noted for your program. 

For the most part, program ages have been set based on the required reading, writing and, where applicable, standard mathematics level of students in that age group. If your child is older than the age listed, then it should not be a problem for them to attend.

If they are younger than the age listed, then we allow parents to use their discretion. Our goal is for students to feel empowered in class, and not frustrated or insecure if they cannot keep up with the required reading and writing needed in order to succeed in a particular class. As a parent, you know your child best. If you feel that they are at the required ages reading, writing, and sometimes mathematical, level required, then we would love for them to join us in our next program. 

Each class in a multiple day course is designed to build on one another. As such, if your child misses a class, they will miss critical information and content needed in order to complete their final projects on time, which is usually the last day of their course. 

If you know ahead of time that they cannot attend every class, we would recommend either having a friend in the course who can help share the days content with your child after class or to wait to register once you know they are able to attend each day. 

Things happen and in the event of sickness or a family emergency, your child may need to miss one of their classes.

If it is an online course, for safety reasons we record each session and can give you 5 day access to watch what was missed.

If it was an in person class and you know another student who is also attending, we recommend having them peer to peer mentor your child on what they missed.

If that is not an option, then the Facilitator will do their best to help fill your child in on what was missed and we can send an email with any reference materials we can provide.

If you need to leave and miss multiple classes, then we may suggest that you leave the program and reattend, picking up where your child left off during the next semester. 

Our programs often require pre-planning and the ordering of supplies based on the number of students participating in a course. For this reason, cancellations for registration will need to be before the program starts and will be refunded as stated below. 

In Person Programs
  • 100% Full Refund if cancelled 14+ days before the camp starts.
  • 50% Refund if cancelled 14 or less days before the camp starts.
  • No refund once the camp starts
Online Programs
  • 100% Full Refund if cancelled 7+ days before the program starts.
  • 50% Refund if cancelled 7 or less days before the program starts.
  • No refund once the camp starts

If there is a family emergency or the child becomes ill during their program, we can schedule the child to take the next program, identical to their course, so they can hop in where they left off from their previous program. 

Many of our programs are based around students making their own decisions and learning how to take initiative on projects they have chosen and are passionate about. 

As such, many of our After School programs will have “Business” or “Project” Development to chip away at in between classes based on the lessons they are learning.

Our 1 Week Summer Camps usually do not have any Project Development to complete after classes. 

If you do not have a credit card to register online with, please email us at classes@buildabizkids.com and we can assist you with registering you for a program to pay via e-transfer. 

Charity & Donation Questions

Yes! Absolutely. Build a Biz Kids (AKA BizKids Practical Education ASSN) is a Registered Canadian Charity with the CRA. Every donation will receive a charity tax receipt that you can claim on your next tax return. 

Our Charity Number is 76338 0912 RR0001

When you choose to Adopt a School through Build a Biz Kids, we believe that it is your money, so you call the shots! 

You can choose:

  • If you would like to Adopt a specific school or general area, let us know! We can work to make that happen. 
  • Every school will have access to ALL programming that students will be able to flex over 70+ essential soft skills. 

Once your donation has activated, your Personal Impact Guide Representative will provide you with your Impact Report. This will share with you how many students & Teachers were reached during your adoption year and what programs they launched. 

You may also choose to make a “General Donation”. These funds are usually directed towards the innovation of new youth programming or innovations. If you have a project in mind, or would like to fund the development of a program in it’s entirety, please contact us at info@buildabizkids.com

You can make a donation by visiting our Donor Page

That’s great! We would love to discuss the programs you are interested in supporting, or developing. 

Projects we are currently seeking additional partners/donors for are:

  • Kids Stock Market Investing Software Development
  • Kids Stock Market Investing Curriculum & Video Development
  • Social Media Safety Curriculum Development
  • Kids Digital Course Creation Camp Development
  • Online Business Simulator Software Development

If you would like to help us develop any of the projects listed, or something else that’s on your mind, let us know by contacting info@buildabizkids.com

Bring Build a Biz Kids Programs to Your Area

That’s great! Our mission is to help as many kids as possible prepare for a fast changing world by offering experiential and progressive programming to all communities, and we can’t do it alone.

Starting in 2023, Build a Biz Kids is excited to announce that we will be licensing our wide variety of programming for other educators, schools, non profits and independent organizations to launch in their own communities. 

To receive special updates on our licensing once it is ready, please email us at info@buildabizkids.com 

As a Canadian Charity, we will only be offering in person programming within Canada, however, our online programs are open for anyone in any country to attend. 

As of 2023, we will be licensing our programming to educators, non profits and schools globally so they can help to bring this fun and important curriculum to as many students as possible. 

If you are interested in licensing Build a Biz Kids programming or youth software, feel welcome to reach out to us at info@buildabizkids.com

All Build a Biz Kids developed materials, including but not limited to, videos, lesson plans, workbooks and handouts, graphics, slideshows, and software are copyright protected and solely owned by Build a Biz Kids. 

If you would like to utilize any of our materials or curriculum, starting in 2023, we will be offering organizations and individuals to license our programming for use, even for commercial purposes. However, none of our materials are approved for use by any individual or organization for commercial purposes in any way without an active license. 

If you would like to inquire about licensing our programming or software, please email us at info@buildabizkids.com

For additional information about our terms and conditions for using our materials, including all videos on our Youtube channel, please visit our Terms and Conditions page

All resources and materials found on our FREE resources page are owned by their original creators and Build a Biz Kids does not stake any claim or rights to these materials. Any use of these materials for commercial, or other purposes, should be discussed by the original creators.  

Partnering/Hiring/Volunteering Questions

We love our volunteers and would love to see if there is a place for you to help out. 

Some of the areas we are often seeking volunteers for are:

  • Marketing Graphic Designers
  • Curriculum Editors
  • Curriculum Writers
  • Assistant Facilitators
  • BBK Reps at Community Events
  • Blog writers (on topics relevant to BBK)

You can find all of our current available volunteer roles on our Indeed Page Here or visit our Join Us page to contact us. 

That’s great! We would love to discuss the programs you are interested in supporting, or developing. 

Projects we are currently seeking additional partners/donors for are:

  • Kids Stock Market Investing Software Development
  • Kids Stock Market Investing Curriculum & Video Development
  • Social Media Safety Curriculum Development
  • Kids Digital Course Creation Camp Development
  • Online Business Simulator Software Development

If you would like to help us develop any of the projects listed, or something else that’s on your mind, let us know by contacting info@buildabizkids.com

You can find all of our current available volunteer roles on our Indeed Page Here or visit our Join Us

We are often hiring passionate Facilitators to run our programming each year, but also have other student contract roles available each spring as well for all kinds of roles, such as:

  • Curriculum writing and editing
  • Curriculum graphic design
  • Animators, Video & Sound Editors
  • And more!

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