MADISON, Wis. (4/9/13)--Biz Kid$, the credit union-funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship, has received a Parents' Choice Gold Award.
The Parents' Choice Gold Awards are presented to media judged for quality and appeal in their genre. Criteria include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others.
Fewer than 20% of the products submitted to the Parents' Choice Awards program receive any commendation. This is the first time Biz Kid$ has won the Gold Award. Last year, Biz Kid$ received its first Parents' Choice Silver Award.
"Thanks to credit unions, Biz Kid$--the series, its corresponding curriculum and its website--empowers young consumers to build financial independence and opportunity," said Danielle Brown, National Credit Union Foundation Biz Kid$ Program coordinatior. "Winning this award validates the quality and value of the Biz Kid$ program."
The Parents' Choice Awards is the nation's oldest nonprofit program created to recognize quality children's media.
In its five seasons, Biz Kid$ has received 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 industry's most prestigious honor, the Herb Wegner Award for Outstanding Program.