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BizKid$ Receives Parent’s Choice Gold Award
Monday, April 8, 2013 9:50 AM

Biz Kid$, the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship, has received a Parent’s Choice Gold Award.  The Parents' Choice Gold Awards are given to those books, toys, games, videos, software, magazines, audio recordings, and television programs that are judged as the highest quality, most appealing products in their genre. Criteria for judgments include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others.

“Thanks to credit unions, Biz Kid$ - the series, its corresponding curriculum and its website – empowers young consumers to build financial independence and opportunity,” said Danielle Brown, Biz Kid$ Program Coordinator for NCUF. “Winning this award validates the quality and value of the Biz Kid$ program.”

Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. In its five seasons, Biz Kid$ has garnered 10 Emmy nominations—winning once in 2009—and rang the closing bell ceremonies at both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Exchange for three years in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month. In 2009, Biz Kid$ won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series. In 2010, it earned a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children’s Financial Literacy Programming as well as the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

The Texas Credit Union Foundation has been a supporter of BizKid$ since its inception. In fact, TCUF supported the production of seasons 1 - 5.  TCUF has incorporated the BizKid$ program in its free “train the trainer” sessions.  

This one-day interactive and hands on training program is open to credit union staff, teachers, and community partners, interested in teaching or distributing the National Endowment for Financial Education High School Financial Planning Program (NEFE HSFPP) and/or BizKid$.

The next “train the trainer” session will be held April 19 in San Antonio. For more information, please visit