On Jan. 4, the 2nd season of Biz Kids premiered 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.
The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation has been a supporter of BizKid$ since its inception. In fact, the Foundation has supported the production of seasons 1 - 5. The Foundation has also incorporated the BizKid$ program in its free “train the trainer” sessions.
In June of 2012, the first 26 episodes of Biz Kid$ launched on AFN. The license for those episodes has been renewed and with the 2nd season added, a total of 39 Biz Kid$ episodes will be airing at 12:30pm viewer time on the AFNfamily channel to military bases around the world. Click here for the AFN clearance list to see which countries and areas will be seeing the new episodes of Biz Kid$.
Credit unions can learn more about BizKid$ at the Foundations Feb. 6-7 FOCUs Summit in Dallas. Open to all credit union professionals, community leaders and educators, this two-day event is an opportunity for financial education advocates to network, share best practices, learn about available resources, as well as explore proven techniques and strategies for deploying financial education into their local schools and communities.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and the Friends of Consumer Freedom and Credit Union Resources, Inc. have already signed on as a sponsor. The fee to attend the two-day program $250. For additional information about the summit, including online registration and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.cscuf.coop/focus_summit.html. If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation, at (800) 953-8283.