Monday, April 1, 2013

Coming Soon: New Research on Girls and Financial Literacy

On Monday, April 15, 2013, the Girl Scout Research Institute will release Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy.

Financial skills are leadership skills in an ever-changing economy and world. As the premier leadership organization for girls, Girls Scouts is developing national program and tools to develop and support girls’ financial confidence, skills, and independence by providing them with resources focused on everything from saving, developing strong credit, and minimizing debt, to philanthropy and financing their dreams.

In 2011, in the first overhaul of its merit badge system since 1987, Girl Scouts of the USA introduced a new set of financial literacy badges for girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. Now, Girl Scouts can develop real skills and earn national recognition in the area of financial literacy.