AAUW-CA hopes to establish a two-part program to address the issue of financial literacy for women and girls. One part of the program is for AAUW’s members themselves and the other part is for our organization’s community outreach.
- For each branch, we recommend there be a Financial Literacy Chair who would steer a monthly or quarterly financial well-being Interest Group, for the sharing of ideas and information that address the financial literacy concerns of its members.
We also suggest that branches present a branch-wide program on saving and investing, which ideally would be given in April, designated as Financial Literacy month.
- At the Community Outreach level, AAUW-CA has outlined two programs that can be used to create events with their own local flavor, providing the fundamentals of financial literacy for young women in high school and college.
The Financial Literacy Committee developed the first project, Money Trek for younger audiences. The second project, Start Smart, also known as the Start Smart Campus Initiative, has been built at the national level of AAUW to help women who are about to enter the work force for the first time.
We have a ready and willing committee to help you get started. Contact the the AAUW California Financial Literacy Committee for assistance.
By implementing financial literacy education throughout California, we will fulfill our 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.”