Biz Kid$ Launches Second AFN Season
The 2nd season of Biz Kid$ premiered worldwide Jan. 4, 2014, as new programming from the American Forces Network 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.
“We are delighted that more episodes of Biz Kid$ will be airing to military families serving our nation around the world,” said Danielle Brown, director of development and donor relations at the National Credit Union Foundation. “Financial literacy is critical and Biz Kid$ delivers outstanding content to teach youth how to make and manage money through the power of television.”
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 12:30 p.m. viewer time on the AFNfamily channel to military bases around the world.
The Department of Defense operates AFN, which is a worldwide radio and television broadcast network that serves nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea. AFN broadcasts the most popular American radio and television programs from all the major networks and is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service.
NCUF oversees fundraising, outreach and administrative responsibilities of Biz Kid$. Over the past seven years, more than 300 credit unions and affiliated organizations have raised more than $13.8 million in support of the show’s production, website and curriculum. In fact, every Biz Kid$ 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.”