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    Biz Kid$ Receives Three Emmy Nominations

    Biz Kid$ has received Daytime Emmy nominations in three categories including Outstanding Children’s Series, Single Camera Editing and Sound Editing from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Awards will be given on June 17, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

    Biz Kid$ has now received 10 Emmy nominations in the last four years, including winning once in 2009. This is the first time it has been nominated for Outstanding Children’s Series. 

    In addition, Biz Kid$ also received its first ever Parent’s Choice Silver Award recently. Established in 1978, Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer guide to quality children’s media. As a Parents’ Choice Award® winner, Biz Kid$ is a member of a very select group. Fewer than 20% of the products submitted to the Parents’ Choice Awards program receive any level of commendation. Parents’ Choice serves as an independent source for educators and librarians, journalists, as well as families searching for quality children’s media and toys.

    Biz Kid$ has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. For example, in 2009, Biz Kid$ won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series and rang the closing bell ceremonies at both the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ Exchange for three years in conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month. In 2010, it also earned a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children’s Financial Literacy Programming as well as the credit union industry’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

    The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$, which recently started its fifth season. Over the past six years, more than 290 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.2 million that has supported the show’s production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ 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.”

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