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Friday, July 17, 2009
Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, email@example.com
Carbondale, Ill. - Calling all kids, parents, grandparents, teachers, and youth leaders!
Area youth in grades 4 through 9 are invited to get busy with business at WSIU Public Broadcasting's Biz Kid$ Bash on Saturday, August 1 from 11am to 3pm at the Illinois Centre Mall, 3000 West DeYoung Street in Marion, Illinois.
Sponsored by WSIU, in partnership with the SIU Credit Union and the Illinois Centre Mall, the free public event is designed to teach kids financial literacy skills.
Participants will watch video clips from the popular PBS television series Biz Kid$, then form teams and compete for prizes as they learn how to create and market their own businesses to enhance their communities. From formulating a business plan to creating company logos and developing price lists, kids will gain money management skills while learning social responsibility. Lunch and beverages will be provided at no cost.
Area groups such as the 4-H, park districts, church youth groups, Boys & Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and others are encouraged to attend.
Preregistration is required. To register, contact Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, at (618) 453-5595 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 31 at noon.
Biz Kid$ airs on WSIU TV 8/WUSI TV 16 on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:30pm. The series features compelling stories from real-life kid entrepreneurs and reinforces the importance of budgeting, saving, and giving back to the community. Visit wsiu.org/bizkids to learn more about the weekly TV series and the Biz Kid$ Bash event.
Biz Kid$ is produced in association with WXXI Public Broadcasting in Rochester, New York, and is distributed by American Public Television. Major funding for Biz Kid$ is provided by a coalition of America's Credit Unions. Biz Kids$ on WSIU TV is sponsored locally by the SIU Credit Union.
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