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Monday, July 27, 2009
Contact: Beth Spezia, WSIU Outreach Coordinator, (618) 453-5595, email@example.com
Carbondale, Ill. - Calling all kids! Would you like to learn how to make money - and take home some great prizes? Sign up to participate in WSIU's Biz Kid$ Bash on Saturday, August 1 from 11am to 3pm at Center Court 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, this free public event is designed to teach money management skills to children in grades four through nine.
Participants will enjoy video clips from the PBS television series Biz Kid$, then form teams and compete for prizes as they learn how to create and manage their own businesses. From formulating a business plan to creating company logos and developing price lists, children will gain money management skills while learning social responsibility. The winning team will receive gift cards and other prizes. All participants will receive a certificate of achievement and a bag of goodies to take home. Lunch and beverages will be provided.
Space is still available, but filling up fast. To register, contact Beth Spezia at (618) 453-5595 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 31 at noon.
Biz Kid$ airs on WSIU TV 8/WUSI TV 16 on Thursdays and Fridays at 4:30pm. The series features real-life kid entrepreneurs who demonstrate 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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