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Credit Unions can teach BIZ KID$

Companion materials and other resources for teachers and parents are available at no cost on the Biz Kid$ website, The site also features clips from the series and invites kids to appear on the show.
Website visitors can now sign up for the Biz Kid$ monthly newsletter, The Vault. The e-mailed newsletter offers ideas on how kids can start their own businesses, earn money, and make their money grow.
“Credit unions have a rich tradition of giving back to their communities,” observes Kruger. “We strongly encourage all credit unions to support this important project. This can be either a monetary contribution or by volunteering to teach the curriculum at local public schools or after-school programs.”

We profile real kids running real businesses, from big companies with product lines to small businesses like dog-walking,” says Biz Kid$ Executive Producer Jamie Hammond. “The series also shows kids who are running businesses to advance social causes and give back to their communities. This humanizes the financial literacy aspect of the production and shows kids the range of possibilities available to anyone who wants to become a 'biz kid'.”

About BIZ KID$

Produced in high definition by the Emmy Award-winning creators of Bill Nye the Science Guy, Biz Kid$ is a fun, fast-paced series designed to entertain, engage, and elevate kids’ knowledge about money. The vision is for Biz Kid$ to do for financial education what Bill Nye did for science. Every Biz Kid$ episode will begin and end 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$ is produced in association with WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York. It is distributed by American Public Television. Major funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by a coalition of America’s Credit Unions, led by the National Credit Union Foundation and the Washington Credit Union Foundation.