Invest in Girls
Through a leadership initiative of the Center for The Advancement of Girls and as an extension of our current financial literacy program, we have partnered with Invest in Girls, Inc. (IIG), a Boston-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide young women with a strong financial knowledge base, successful businesswomen as mentors, and exposure to the financial services industry in order to empower girls to become future leaders. The program was launched in 2012 with three independent schools in New England and was extended to the Mid-Atlantic region with The Agnes Irwin School being the first school in Pennsylvania to offer this experience starting in academic year 2013-2014.
The program, which is elective and offered at no cost to families, consists of a three-year curriculum plan starting in the sophomore year and going through senior year. The program builds on each year of financial knowledge with main topics that include budgeting in 10th grade, investing in 11th grade, and philanthropic giving in 12th grade.
With a three-pronged approach, the program consists of four or more workshops, industry day trips to be scheduled (to be scheduled in March or April schedule permitting that will require missed classroom time), and role model video exchanges, which can take place at various times through YouTube and/or Skype. The workshops are generally held evenings from 6-7 p.m. for Sophomores, 7-8 pm for Juniors and during the day for Seniors; dinner is provided for the girls who are coming directly from sports/school.
To read more about IIG, visit their website.