Sue Weber: Helping girls learn financial options

by Girls Incorporated of Long Island
$2,895 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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


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.


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.

Long-Term Impact

Girls will grow up with a positive understanding of money concepts

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Girls Incorporated of Long Island

Location: Massapequa Park, NY - USA
Project Leader:
Linda Santucci
Port Jefferson, NY United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in United States or in Education that needs your help.
Find a Project