MADISON, Wis. (1/13/14)--The second season of Biz Kid$ premiered Jan. 4 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.
"Financial literacy is critical, and Biz Kid$ delivers outstanding content to teach youth how to make and manage money through the power of television," said Danielle Brown, director of development and donor relations at the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF).
The first 26 episodes of Biz Kid$ launched on AFN in 2012. The license for those episodes has been renewed and with the second season added, 39 Biz Kid$ episodes air at 12:30 p.m. viewer time on the AFNfamily channel to military bases worldwide.
The Department of Defense operates AFN, 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, and 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.
NCUF oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$. In the past seven years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million to support the show's production, website and curriculum. Every Biz Kid$ 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."