Biz Kid$ DVD Box Sets Now Available from NCUF
First 4 Seasons of Award-winning Financial Literacy PBS Show Teaches Kids How to Make & Manage Money
Madison, Wis. – Box sets of the first four seasons 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.
“Leveraging Biz Kid$ is a great way for credit unions to teach financial literacy concepts in a fun and engaging way in their community,” said Danielle Brown, who is the National Credit Union Foundation’s national coordinator for Biz Kid$. “With these new box sets, credit unions now have a wealth of episodes on a wide variety of topics at their disposal.”
Each Biz Kid$ box set includes DVDs for each episode and a CD containing PDFs of the corresponding curriculum for each episode. Late last year, NCUF also made available Biz Kid$ starter kits to supporters, which contains core DVDs and materials to teach Biz Kid$.
Each box set or starter kit is now available for a donation of $60 to the National Credit Union Foundation. Credit unions, leagues and foundations can purchase box sets or starter kits to:
- Donate to teachers/libraries/resource centers in each school of the districts in which they serve.
- Give to after-school programs, summer camps, Boys & Girls Clubs, children’s hospitals, daycare facilities, and similar organizations.
- Use to show Biz Kid$ 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$>Get Box Sets & Starter Kits.
The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$, which recently started its fifth season. 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$, which premiered in January 2008, quickly grew into a national phenomenon. It has aired on over 340 public television stations in all 50 states with a viewership reach of 271 million people. Biz Kid$ has the highest recorded carriage of any children’s program have ever released by American Public Television, with a viewing audience of more than 1.2 million per episode. The website is currently receiving more than 100,000 unique visitors a month hailing from about 140 countries.
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 first four seasons, Biz Kid$ has garnered seven 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. In 2010, it also won the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.
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 Corporate Supporters led by the Credit Union National Association and CUNA Mutual. 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.