Financial Literacy and Economic Security
|Watch three short "What I Learned" videos from some of our past event attendees.
Too many young women today don't have a long-term understanding of the consequences of debt, the importance of saving, or the value of independent resources. Nearly two-thirds of high school seniors receive failing scores on surveys testing their personal financial literacy – and the average college student graduates with over $4,000 in credit card debt – inhibiting their independence and future well-being.
To combat this growing problem, we have created Life$avings®: Financial Literacy for Young Women, a series of workshops empowering teen girls, college students and young professionals to start managing their money early in their careers. We help teens and young women understand that with money of their own they will enjoy more options, encouraging them to become self-sufficient and responsible Jewish adults.
Life$avings for teens is a community wide program that includes a mother/daughter seminar, training for educators, workshops for teens, a public awareness campaign, and online resources. Life$avings introduces high school girls to key elements of budgeting, saving, and asset building, all within a Jewish context.
Upcoming Event: January 13, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia
Life$avings for college students and young professionals include workshops and public awareness materials geared toward women as they transition out of college. Teaching young women how to plan for their economic security will help ensure that they have money of their own throughout their lives.
A woman’s personal security is largely dependent on her financial independence, and we believe that economic literacy must be a cornerstone of every woman’s education, and that every woman should graduate college as financially literate as she is academically accomplished. We are committed to ensuring that every woman can control her money as a means to controlling her future.