Biz Kid$, an initiative launched by Junior Achievement, is aimed at educating young people about finances and entrepreneurship.

The multi-media initiative includes classroom curricula, a companion public TV series, a Web site and online newsletter.

Junior Achievement created the classroom curricula for the initiative and, through its volunteer network, will offer it to teachers and volunteers at no charge throughout Southern Colorado and the western slope.

Lessons reinforce the content of each television episode and are available at no cost for elementary and middle-school teachers and to parents for home use at

Biz Kid$ LLP, creators of the Emmy award-winning TV series Bill Nye the Science Guy, produced the TV series, which is paid for by a coalition of America’s Credit Unions.