Two unique school assembly programs that are loved by students, teachers, principals and parents.

Students discover the importance of math in everyday life by learning about personal finance.

Students improve focus and recall for everything they see, read and hear in one fun yet informative assembly.

           

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FUNance For Kids Show

Students discover the importance of math while learning personal finance

Kids learn all the essentials of personal finance…

even if they (think) they hate math!

Students learn about:

  • Needs and Wants
  • How - and Why - to Save Money
  • Where Money Comes From - and Goes
  • Getting Anything They Want By Using a Spending Plan
  • What Debt Is, Plus Why & How to Avoid It
  • And Much More!

All concepts are presented visually using the performing arts: comedy, storytelling, circus arts, magic & balancing.

 

Grade-appropriate versions for K-2 & 3-5 or

K-3 & 4-6 (or customized for your group).

Both the financial concepts and the entertainment are tailored to fit your audience.

K-3 students learn the basics of budgeting with juggling cups: 'Now,' 'Soon,' 'Later' and 'Share'

K-3 students learn the basics of budgeting with juggling cups: 'Now,' 'Soon,' 'Later' and 'Share'

Mr. Z, besides being a genuine entertainer, had the kids engaged during the entire assembly. They all walked away with a new found appreciation and comprehension of personal finance. Brad was also very organized, providing us with materials pre and post show. It was a wonderful experience start to finish.
— Susan G, NY
Students in grades 4-6 also learn budgeting by creating a sample spending plan and see the value of knowing how to budget.

Students in grades 4-6 also learn budgeting by creating a sample spending plan and see the value of knowing how to budget.

Too many laughs to count! Brad had every child in the assembly hanging on his every word.
— Mrs. K, MA
Plate spinning and comedy get students excited as they learn about balancing needs and wants - and which ones are more important.

Plate spinning and comedy get students excited as they learn about balancing needs and wants - and which ones are more important.

I think your topic is a tough one to get through to kids, but you manage to do it. My one daughter who spends a dollar as soon as she gets it came home and told me she is going to start being a Savagator instead of a Spendosaurus. So you did great in my book!
— Kim L, NJ
The show's big finish gets more exciting with every correctly answered review question.

The show's big finish gets more exciting with every correctly answered review question.

A torn up newspaper, magic, and storytelling demonstrate where money goes - and how much remains after essentials are purchased.

A torn up newspaper, magic, and storytelling demonstrate where money goes - and how much remains after essentials are purchased.

My favorite feedback was hearing from parents how their kids came home and talked about spending vs. saving and needs vs wants. The parents hadn’t seen the show but their children understood the lessons well enough to explain them at home.
— Mrs. K, MA
'Savagator' and 'Spendosaurus' help K-3 students learn how and why to save money. (Grades 4-6 students volunteer to play the roles of "Big Spender" and "Smart Saver" on stage.)

'Savagator' and 'Spendosaurus' help K-3 students learn how and why to save money. (Grades 4-6 students volunteer to play the roles of "Big Spender" and "Smart Saver" on stage.)

I was amazed that you were able to take rather dry material and make it not only accessible but engaging. You had the undivided attention of all the children, and teachers as well. One of the finest assembly programs I have seen and one I highly recommend.
— Nancy H, CT
The enthusiasm and knowledge you reflected in your performance were superb...such a creative way of teaching the children about money and savings. This was the liveliest and most entertaining show I have seen and I would be honored to recommend you to other schools.
— Rosalind B, CT
The teachers really liked the content, the kids enjoyed it as well!!
— Janet G, NY
May I say… WOW! Loved the show. Had been nervous booking it because it was about money - not something we usually talk about! But Mr. Z. handled it so equitably and made really sound points... Brilliant really and he made the concepts fun and completely VISUAL. My 9 year old son (not one to gush) said, “Wow, Mom, I really learned a lot!” and has become more aware of what things cost and how adjusting his “wants” can positively impact our family budget. Teachers loved it. Kids loved it. Parents heard about it.
— Mary B, CT

Qualifications

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Brad started his professional performing career at age 12, entertaining people at fairs, festivals, and corporate events through age 17, when he attended the prestigious Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in Venice, Florida.

After two years performing with Ringling Brothers circus, he continued his performing career internationally for over 20 years, on cruise ships, at theme parks, schools and corporate events worldwide.

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He put performing on the back burner for several years in his 30s while pursuing a successful career as a financial planner with A.G. Edwards & Sons and Wachovia Securities, helping families with personal finance issues, investments and estate planning. He held a Series 7 license in addition to earning an Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from the College for Financial Planning. 

With the FUNance For Kids Assembly Show, Brad combines his passion for entertaining "children of all ages" and his enthusiasm for helping people (even kids) make sound financial decisions. By using the performing arts, including magic, storytelling, comedy and circus arts, Brad makes learning about math and personal finance both fun and memorable.