Girls will attend three sessions provided by Consolidated Credit to help them earn their financial literacy badges.
Since early 2019, Consolidated Credit has been partnering with Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida to help them provide girls with the skills needed to build a foundation for a secure financial future. This year, Consolidated Credit will help local Girl Scouts earn Financial Literacy badges with three, virtual, personal finance sessions.
“Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is excited to partner with Consolidated Credit to provide financial literacy webinars to our girls,” says Destiny Oakley, Girl Experience Manager. “We seek out program partners that have a high level of expertise and enhance the educational and skill-building opportunities that Girl Scouts provides our members.”
Financial literacy is at the center of Girl Scout’s business model and mission. Each year, girls prepare to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program by attending a kick-off expo. In January of 2019, Consolidated Credit’s Community Outreach volunteers participated in the S.M.A.R.T Cookie expo and helped girls learn important financial literacy skills as it relates to the cookie sale. Consolidated Credit is happy to continue contributing its 27 years of expertise in personal finance to the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida.
“Last year we helped Girl Scouts build skill sets that will last them a lifetime,” says Maria Romo, Community Outreach Manager at Consolidated Credit. “This year, our virtual personal finance sessions will offer the girls a deeper dive into the basics of financial literacy. Part of our mission includes promoting financial stability and prosperity and one of the best ways to do this is by educating the youth.”
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida offer a wide variety of finance-related badges to girls grades 6-12. The following Consolidated Credit sessions will help girls get closer to receiving their financial literacy merit badges:
‘Budget & Saving,’ which will cover:
- Becoming financially fit
- Setting goals
- Spending plan
‘Banking 101,’ which will cover:
- Discussing the different types of banks, accounts,
- Important terms
- Checks, deposits, debit cards
- Account management
The last session, ‘Money Mistakes,’ is designed to help the girls avoid common money mistakes they might encounter in the future. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida will be provided additional resources, as needed, throughout the duration of their partnership with Consolidated Credit.
About: Consolidated Credit, a non-profit organization, has helped more than 10 million people overcome debt and financial challenges in 27 years. Their mission is to assist families throughout the United States to end financial crises and solve money management issues through education and counseling.
About: For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.
Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida serves nearly 10,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 561-427-0177 or visit www.gssef.org.