Box sets of the latest season of Biz Kid$ are now available from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
“With the latest season of Biz Kid$ now available, credit unions have even more episodes to leverage and teach financial literacy concepts in a fun and engaging way,” said Danielle Brown, who is the National Credit Union Foundation’s national coordinator for Biz Kid$.
Season five of Biz Kid$ takes a close look at the economy, businesses that give back, how to make good financial choices, and much more. A full list of Biz Kid$ episode descriptions is available by clicking here.
Earlier this year, NCUF made available the first four seasons of Biz Kid$ as DVD box sets. Each Biz Kid$ box set includes DVDs for each episode and a CD containing PDFs of the corresponding curriculum for each episode. NCUF also released Biz Kid$ starter kits to supporters late last year, which contains core DVDs and materials to teach Biz Kid$.
Each box set or starter kit is available for a donation of $60 to the National Credit Union Foundation. Credit unions, leagues and foundations can use the box sets or starter kits to teach Biz Kid$ in their communities and to:
- Donate to teachers/libraries/resource centers in each school of the districts in which they serve;
- Give to after-school programs, summer camps, Boys & Girls Clubs, children’s hospitals, daycare facilities, and similar organizations; and
- Use to show Biz Kid$ in credit union branch lobbies.
For more information on getting Biz Kid$ box sets or starter kits, click here or visit ncuf.coop>Foundation Programs> Biz Kid$>Get Box Sets & Starter Kits.
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$. Over the past six years, more than 290 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.2 million that has supported the show’s production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ episode begins and ends with a narrator reminding viewers that: “Production funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by America’s Credit Unions, where people are worth more than money.”
Biz Kid$ - Teaching Kids about Money & Business
Biz Kid$, which premiered in January 2008, quickly grew into a national phenomenon. Since the series launch, Biz Kid$ has been broadcast to more than 271 million people, in more than 98% of the country. Of all APT children's programs currently on the air, Biz Kid$ has the largest national market penetration in the United States, airing on more than 338 public television stations. When compared to children’s programs of a similar target demographic, Biz Kid$ has more viewers, a larger number of broadcasts, and a higher metered market count.
Many credit unions leverage Biz Kid$ to teach financial education in schools in their community. In addition to NCUF’s box sets and starter kits, companion materials and other resources for teachers and parents are available at no cost on the Biz Kid$ website, www.bizkids.com. The site also features clips from the series and invites kids to appear on the show.
Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. In its five seasons, Biz Kid$ has garnered ten Emmy nominations—winning once in 2009—and rang the closing bell ceremonies at both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Exchange for the past three years in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month. Biz Kid$ also recently earned the Parent’s Choice Silver Award. In 2010, it also won the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.
For more information about Biz Kid$, click here.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):
The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
NCUF is funded primarily by investments in the award-winning Community Investment Fund (CIF) and by generous Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual Group. All NCUF donors provide support that empowers NCUF and state credit union foundations to make financial freedom achievable through credit unions.
The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. NCUF continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.