Sue Weber: Helping girls learn financial options



Money Talks is a fun filled workshop helping both girls and their parent understand basic financial concepts and how simple tools, such as budgeting, can help them to accomplish meaningful goals

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Girls, and often their parents, are not fully educated or comfortable with money and financial concepts. This half-day program is aimed at girls ages 7 to 17 in underserved communities, in an effort to influence them at an early stage. The program uses practical examples within a fun-filled, hands-on approach that reinforces the learning. Participants come out of the program with an understanding of needs vs. wants, advantages of saving and investing, and pros & cons of using credit cards.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Interest Exercise teaches girls how quickly interest adds up on a credit card purchase to learn the true ‘cost’ of an item once it is finally paid. A Grown Up Budget teaches girls how to balance buying what she needs with what she wants.

Potential Long Term Impact

Girls will grow up with a positive understanding of money concepts

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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Girls Incorporated of Long Island

Massapequa Park, NY, United States

Project Leader

Linda Santucci

Port Jefferson, NY United States

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