This month, in our series detailing the specific programs we offer to greater Indianapolis girls, we highlight our Economic Literacy programs.
It is likely that at some point in her life, each girl will be responsible for her own financial well-being. However, many girls lack confidence in their ability to manage money. This uncertainty may develop into a roadblock preventing girls from becoming economically self-sufficient adults.
Through exploring a wide range of financial issues, Economic Literacy® builds self-reliance and girls embrace the message that they are in control of their financial future.
6-to-8-year-old girls participate in She’s on the Money® which helps girls learn about denominations of coins and bills, key banking terms, goods and services, wants vs. needs, supply and demand, and the idea of work for pay.
9-to-11-year-old girls participate in Dollars, Sense and MeSM which helps girls learn about the elements of money, the concept of bartering and trade, identifying career options, giving of time and/or money, bank accounts, and creating a mini-business plan.
12-to-14-year-old girls participate in Equal Earners, Savvy SpendersSM which helps girls learn about the economy, various reasons why people work, identifying qualifications for careers, financial records, loans, compound interest, financing, and philanthropy.
Our Economic Literacy programs are delivered by well-trained facilitators using Girls Inc. curricula at our program partners’ facilities and are offered throughout the three program cycles. Economic Literacy programs consist of six one-hour sessions. Visit our website to learn more about volunteering or other programs.