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Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation of Detroit and Eastern Michigan is 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to enhance consumer awareness and marketplace confidence through education, community interaction and the exchange of information. The Foundation supports a variety of programs for consumers of all demographics.

Programs Supported by the BBB Educational Foundation

LifeSmarts

An educational competition that challenges high school teens with questions about personal finance, the environment, technology, health and safety and consumer rights. Teams train online for a chance to compete at a statewide “quiz bowl” style event. The winners are eligible for a national competition.

BBB Senior Scene

A free program designed to keep seniors informed of scams and deceptive business practices in the marketplace and to empower them to act as community advocates against fraud. Includes Senior Scam Prevention Seminars, a Senior Brigade Task Force and the Senior Siren Newsletter.

 

Investment Fraud Prevention Training

The FINRA Foundation collaborates with BBB to deliver educational training on fraud prevention in local markets. Participants learn: common tactics used by fraudsters, key risk factors, how to prevent fraud and more.  This program focuses on those most likely to be targeted by financial fraudsters, such as retirees, business professionals, and financially stable, educated adults.


BBB Military Line ®

BBB Military Line® provides free resources to our military communities in the areas of financial literacy and consumer protection. We offer financial readiness classes to  service members and free consumer guides written specifically for members of the military. BBB also sponsors a Military Discount Directory featuring offers provided by Accredited Businesses to members of the military, veterans and/or their families.

How can YOU help?

BBB Educational Foundation is funded solely through your tax-deductible donations. If you wish to lend your support to the BBB Educational Foundation, you may make a general donation or sponsor a specific program, please contact Sandra Kudwa, Director of Finance & HR, at 248.799.0315 or skudwa@easternmichiganbbb.org.