‘Biz Kid$’ Honored with Parents’ Choice Gold Award

“Biz Kid$”, the credit union-funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship, received a Parent’s Choice Gold Award recently, earning its first Gold Award one year after receiving its first-ever Parent’s Choice Silver Award.

The Parents’ Choice Gold Awards are given to those books, toys, games, videos, software, magazines, audio recordings, and television programs that are judged as the highest quality, most appealing products in their genre. Criteria for judgments include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others.

The Parents’ Choice Awards is the nation’s oldest non-profit program created to recognize quality children’s media. Parents’ Choice Foundation’s panels of educators, scientists, performing artists, librarians, parents and kids themselves, identify the very best products for children of different ages and backgrounds, and of varied skill and interest levels.

Considered a prestigious award among children’s products, the Parents’ Choice Award has been described as the industry equivalent of an Academy Award, and “Biz Kid$” became a member of a very select group in receiving the honor. Fewer than 20 percent of products submitted to the program receive any level of commendation.

“Thanks to credit unions, ‘Biz Kid$’—the series, its corresponding curriculum and its website—empowers young consumers to build financial independence and opportunity,” said Danielle Brown, “Biz Kid$” Program Coordinator for the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF). “Winning this award validates the quality and value of the ‘Biz Kid$’ program.”

“Biz Kid$” has continually garnered attention in and outside of the credit union industry. In its five seasons, “Biz Kid$” has earned 10 Emmy nominations—winning once in 2009—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 2009, “Biz Kid$” won the Environmental Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Television Series. In 2010, it earned a Silver Telly Award for Outstanding Children’s Financial Literacy Programming as well as the credit union movement’s most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.

Questions? Contact Director of Outreach Programs Kasey Rockwell: 503.350.2217, krockwell@nwcua.org.

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