Our emphasis is on a two-fold implementation of the Financial Literacy program. The first step involves programming ideas that may be implemented within each BRANCH; from that step, or concurrently, a branch, or Interbranch Council may wish to create COMMUNITY outreach programs.
- For the Branches, we recommend a Financial Literacy Chair who would steer a monthly or quarterly financial well-being Interest Group, for the sharing of ideas and information.
- At the Community Outreach level, we can provide you with turnkey programming or templates by which your organization may create a program with its own local flavor. We have a ready and willing committee to help you get started. Learn more at www.aauw.org.
- Or Contact AAUW CA Financial Literacy Director, your state resource.
- As university women we need to dispel the fear and apathy so many females have about managing money and demystify the process of how to save money and make it work for us. We suggest that branches use the above information to develop a program, which ideally would target the month of April, since it has been designated Financial Literacy month.
- To promote basic financial literacy among young women in high schools and college, we offer two different projects. Our Financial Literacy Committee developed the first project, Money Trek. The second project, Start Smart, is a partnership with WAGE, another nonprofit organization. This project is also known as the Start Smart Campus Initiative.
- By implementing financial literacy education throughout California, we fulfill our value promise that “By joining AAUW we belong to a community that breaks through educational and economic barriers so that all women will have a fair chance.”