About the Program:
Through Girls Inc. Economic Literacy, girls learn about money and the economy, including how to manage, invest, and save money. As girls explore how the economy affects everyone locally and globally, they develop skills critical to being financially savvy and to becoming economically independent adults. The following core components give girls a foundation for an economically independent adulthood and an understanding of key economic concepts at the individual, family, community, national and global levels.
She’s on the Money! (for girls ages 6-8) uses games, role playing, art projects, and field trips to build girls’ skills for identifying and counting money and to increase their understanding of basic concepts and topics such as using banks, saving for the future, planning for a career, differentiating between wants and needs, donating and volunteering, comparison shopping, taxes and government services, and global economics.
Dollars, Sense and Me ( for girls ages 9-11) further enhances girls’ understanding of economic and financial concepts and introduces additional topes and skills, including exchanging good and services, investing in the stock market, entrepreneurship, budgeting, writing checks, and labor & management.
Equal Earners, Savvy Spenders (for girls ages 12 to 14) deepens girls’ knowledge about and appreciation for economic and financial topics covered by previous components. Additional skills and topics include loan options, risk versus return on investment, consumer tips, credit card use, labor laws, economic equity for women and girls, work-life balance, and global economics.
Futures and Options (for girls ages 15 to 18) prepares girls for entering the world of work by helping them examine topics such as attitudes and values about money, career strategies, economic justice, and workers’ rights, paycheck deductions, responsible use of credit and avoiding predatory lenders, renting versus buying, and investing.