North Carolina SEC Awards $250,000 Grant To Biz Kid$
RALEIGH, N.C. – State Employees’ CU said its SECU Foundation has provided a $250,000 grant to fund the ongoing production of Biz Kid$, an award winning, credit union-backed public television series promoting financial education for elementary and middle school students.
This is the second Foundation grant in two years provided for production assistance of the increasingly popular series, with $125,000 given in 2009.
Biz Kid$, with its educational focus, was a clear choice for SECU Foundation support, the group said, adding Biz Kid$ is heavily utilized by SECU personnel in North Carolina middle schools. Staff members in SECU branches have been trained on the curriculum and the credit union continues to work with the N.C. Department of Public Instruction to train teachers on the program.