ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Credit Union Charitable Foundation has became the latest state league foundation to contribute funds toward the October launch of "Biz Kid$," the proposed Public Broadcasting System show on financial literacy.


The Missouri Foundation said its board agreed to a $10,000 contribution to defray expenses for the show being funded by a national CU coalition led by a group of Washington State and California CUs.


Citing the urgency of educating people on personal finance, the foundation said the PBS program "is designed to teach elementary and middle school students about earning and managing money." In a separate donation, the foundation noted that $300 is also being contributed to Biz Kid$ by the Northeast Missouri Chapter of the Missouri Credit Union Association. In a press release, the foundation said "Biz Kid$ is a joint project of Junior Achievement and the former producers of the Emmy-winning PBS TV show `Bill Nye the Science Guy' with JA distributing the half hour show nationwide." The show is slated to air in January 2007.

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