Biz Kid$ Receives Emmy Nomination for Season 6

Fourteenth Emmy Nomination for the Youth Fin Ed Program

Biz Kid$ has been nominated for a National Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Program for Season 6 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The awards presentation will take place on April 29th, 2018 in Pasadena, Calif.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize excellence in American daytime television programming. Emmys are considered the television equivalent to the Academy Awards (for film), Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for stage).

“This is such an honor for Biz Kid$ to once again be recognized and nominated for another Emmy Award,” said Danielle Brown, National Program Director for the Foundation. "This nomination is a testament to the quality and content of the show in its mission to provide youth financial education in a way that resonates with kids, and it would not have been possible without credit unions supporting and believing in Biz Kid$."

Through the power of collaboration, a coalition of over 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$ donating over $15 million. In fact, each of the 71 Biz Kid$ episodes begins and ends with a 15-second video reminding viewers that: “Production funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by America’s Credit Unions, where people are worth more than money.”

Biz Kid$ is designed to engage young people and help them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes an Emmy award winning television series, free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, and a website targeting kids 9-16 years old. Biz Kid$ uses the power of television to teach students how to use credit wisely and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community.

Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. In addition to winning two Emmy Awards, Biz Kid$ has won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series; a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children's Financial Literacy Programming, and the Parent’s Choice Gold Award. In 2010, it also earned the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation 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.

For More Information & Questions... Danielle Brown, Engagement Director, at (608) 231-4353 or