MADISON, Wis. (8/26/14)--In 2013, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) continued to expand its mission of improving people's financial lives--reaching every Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in the United States and expanding its credit union development education (CUDE) program into Africa.
Those projects are only two of the many included in NCUF's recently released annual report.
The Biz Kid$ financial education program--free classroom curriculum, outreach activities, website and social media presence aimed at kids at 9 to 16--greatly increased its reach in 2013. NCUF distributed $124,961 in grants to 16 credit union organizations for Biz Kid$ education and outreach.
Thanks to donations by state credit union leagues and individual credit unions, each of the 158 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals now has at least one full boxed-set copy of the "Biz Kid$" television program. The partnership between NCUF and Credit Unions for Kids provides education to families facing financial challenges as well as health issues.
The "Biz Kid$" television show now has 39 episodes airing on American Forces Network, adding to the total 8.9 million viewers annually.
NCUF held a record three trainings of its CUDE program--one in North Carolina and two in Madison, Wis.--which resulted in 132 new CUDE graduates.
On the global credit union front, NCUF assisted with the launch of the first Africa CUDE program in Nairobi, Kenya. The Africa CUDE program was co-created by four African CUDEs.
For more information about NCUF's 2013 initiatives, including reality fairs, subprime auto lending pilot program and disaster relief, use the resource link.