America’s Credit Union Conference will come together in Seattle, billed as one of the most ‘innovative’ conferences of the year.
Education-Based Membership? Credit Unions Celebrate Teachers Financial Education Event Geared Toward Your Members
The free event during ACUC brings financial education tools to teachers and is sponsored by America’s Credit Unions and spearheaded by Northwest credit unions.
Sick children in all of the nation’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can continue learning while they’re hospitalized, thanks to a partnership between Credit Unions for Kids and the National Credit Union Foundation. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is providing resources to the six hospitals in this region.
Credit unions and chapters can enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at the Northwest’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals by sponsoring a specially designed box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs.
Financial education grants from the National Credit Union Foundation can help credit unions leverage the award-winning Biz Kid$ television show and related materials in their own financial literacy programs. Applications for the grants are being accepted now.
Danielle Brown, a former vice president of member relations for the Northwest Credit Union Association, has been named director of development and donor relations for the National Credit Union Foundation in Madison, Wis.
A partnership between Maps Credit Union, Western Oregon University, and “Bizkid$” will better prepare teachers to help students grow their financial capabilities. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation reports on the unique program that could provide solutions for other credit unions hoping to partner with colleges and universities.
Biz Kid$—the financial literacy television program for students, has been honored with a national Emmy Award. The program was founded in Seattle with financial backing from Northwest credit unions.
“Biz Kid$,” the credit union-funded public television series designed to teach kids about money management and entrepreneurship, added the Parents’ Choice Gold Award to a list of accolades that already included 10 Emmy nominations and a Silver Telly Award.
By allocating a small portion of the inventive earned through partnership with Invest in America, credit unions can continue to support the credit union movement’s investment in financial education for America’s youth with limited impact on the bottom line.
Financial literacy outreach is in credit unions’ DNA and is often a major focus for staff. Resources already available for presentations will be showcased at a breakout session at the Convention and Annual Business Meeting in Vancouver on Oct. 3, 2012.
“Biz Kid$,” the credit union-backed financial literacy show for kids, will air a special entitled “Three Minutes to Change the World” on OPB in June. “Biz Kid$” was recently nominated for three Emmys and earned its first Parent’s Choice Silver Award.
Fresh off the start of its fifth season, the first four seasons of “Biz Kid$” are now available on DVD. The PBS financial literacy program was created in collaboration with the Washington Credit Union Foundation and is still filmed in Seattle.
“Biz Kid$”, the award-winning children’s show aimed at increasing financial literacy, began filming its fifth season in late July. The credit union industry has been the show’s exclusive funder, raising more than $10.4 million in six years.
NWCUA Vice President Danielle Brown has accepted a national position taking ‘Biz Kid$’ to the next level. In her role as a contractor for the National Credit Union Foundation, Brown will facilitate fundraising and will help to get the programâ€™s curriculum into more classrooms across America.
Fundraising for the Emmy Award winning TV show will pass to the national stage after six years and more than $10 million being raised.
The president of the council presented the award for Outstanding Support of Economic and Financial Education to the showâ€™s executive producers at the luncheon, which honored the annual student winners of the Stock Market Game.
Biz Kid$ has stiff competition, coming up against PBS brethren Sesame Street and literacy show The Electric Company.