Sue Weber: Helping girls learn financial options

by Girls Incorporated of Long Island

Summary

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
$2,895
total raised
46
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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).

Resources

http:/​/​www.girlsincli.org

Organization Information

Girls Incorporated of Long Island

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

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