Financial Literacy Week is off to a great start and has helped build some awareness of credit unions.
Biz Kid$, the NCUF-sponsored, Emmy-awarding winning financial literacy series on public television, paid a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to celebrate the launch of five new episodes in April.
In honor of the occasion, Lauren Du Pree, one of the Biz Kid$ hosts, and Roxanne Kruger, vice president of Washington Credit Union Foundation, rang the NYSE closing bell.
They were joined on the bell podium by Jamie Hammond and Jeannine Glista, executive producers of Biz Kid$, along with eight of the young entrepreneurs from Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York who have been featured on the series.
The group was also interviewed live on Fox News Online about business, financial literacy and Biz Kid$.
On Tuesday, Mark Meyer, Filene Research Institute CEO, and Denise Gabel, chief innovation officer, joined the Center for Financial Services Innovation’s Jennifer Tescher and Sarah Gordon to ring the closing bell.
They will be joined by funders of CFSI’s Financial Capability Innovation Fund and grantees, including the $10 million Brooklyn Cooperative FCU. The fund supports initiatives that provide Americans access to the financial products and educational tools they need to change their lives.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity to help ring the Closing Bell,” said Meyer. “The recognition this brings to Filene's i3 'Lift' initiative and to the emerging idea of financial capability is really exciting.”