TOLEDO, OH – Today, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced a new partnership with State Farm Insurance called “Financing My Future,” a financial literacy program for Northwest Ohio Girl Scouts in grades K-3. This program is being made possible by a $15,000 grant from the State Farm Companies Foundation.
“Financing My Future” will be launched in summer 2019 and the 2019-2020 school year. The program teaches the basics of business, budgeting, economics, and entrepreneurship to increase girls’ financial literacy and prepare them for more intensive math classes in school. Girls will participate in financial literacy-focused badge workshops, troop programs and events. In the first year, the program aims to serve 300 girls.
“Girl Scouts has been teaching girls how to be financially savvy since our founding,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program and our life skills and entrepreneurship badges, we are invested in teaching girls about finances. We are grateful to State Farm Insurance for this grant because now we can teach some of our youngest girls about financial literacy.”
“At State Farm, our mission is to help people. Our culture is designed to ‘be here to help life go right’ in every community where we live, work and serve. We believe financial education is critical for healthy, vibrant communities, and we are proud to support Girl Scouts of Western Ohio,” said Benjamin Justice, Public Affairs Specialist at State Farm Insurance. “Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is doing great work to help girls understand business and economics through programming to build girls’ courage, confidence and character."
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