Wed, Jan 15, 2014
Youth Financial Literacy Show Reaching Military Families Worldwide
On January 4, 2014, the 2nd season of Biz Kids premiered worldwide as new programming from the American Forces Network (AFN) on military bases overseas. Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
In June of 2012, the first 26 episodes of Biz Kid$ launched on AFN. The license for those episodes has been renewed and with the 2nd season added, a total of 39 Biz Kid$ episodes will be airing at 12:30pm viewer time on the AFNfamily channel to military bases around the world. Click here for the AFN clearance list to see which countries and areas will be seeing the new episodes of Biz Kid$.
“We are delighted that more episodes of Biz Kid$ will be airing to military families serving our nation around the world,” said Danielle Brown, Director of Development and Donor Relations at the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). “Financial literacy is critical and Biz Kid$ delivers outstanding content to teach youth how to make and manage money through the power of television.”
The Department of Defense operates AFN, which is a worldwide radio and television broadcast network that serves nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea. AFN broadcasts the most popular American radio and television programs from all the major networks and is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).
NCUF oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$. Over the past seven years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million that has supported the show’s production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ 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.” Click here for more information about Biz Kid$.
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, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. 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 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.