A kids’ show funded exclusively by credit unions and affiliates from across the country was recently 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.
Biz Kid$ is a show within the Biz Kid$ program, which is designed to engage young people, helping them develop life skills in the areas of financial literacy and entrepreneurship. The initiative includes a free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, a website targeting kids ages 9-16 and the television show — which has already won two Emmys.
“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 National Credit Union Foundation. “This nomination is a testament to the quality and content of the show and 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$.”
A coalition of more than 300 credit unions and affiliates from across the country have helped exclusively fund Biz Kid$ by 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.”
In addition to it’s two Emmy Awards and recent Emmy nomination, the Biz Kid$ program has also been awarded 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.