MADISON, Wis. (8/7/14)--The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has awarded seven Biz Kid$ grants totaling $45,000 for 2014, it announced Wednesday.
Biz Kid$ is a credit union-funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
The grants support credit unions' efforts to integrate Biz Kid$ into its curriculum to build students' financial literacy and economic education skills.
"There is a need to improve the financial literacy skills of the youth in America, and Biz Kid$ is the perfect vehicle to address that need," said Danielle Brown, NCUF director of development and donor relations. These grants "will improve the financial education of youth through the use of the Biz Kid$ program," she added.
The 2014 Biz Kid$ education grant projects include:
NCUF oversees fundraising and outreach responsibilities of Biz Kid$. Over the past six years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $14 million that has supported the show's production, website and curriculum.
Every Biz Kid$ 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."