Here at Muller Toyota, we can’t help but love a feel-good story. We’ve recently learned about Toyota Financial Services’ contribution to Girl Scouts of the USA in order to empower young girls in their quest for financial knowledge.
Girl Scouts of the USA has announced a partnership with Toyota Financial Services, which will provide resources needed to help empower young girls to make smart financial decisions and help shape them into self-reliant and contributing members of society. The project, called “Driving My Financial Future,” will reach about 26,000 girls in the nation who currently don’t have access to financial education.
In its role, Toyota Financial Services will donate $2.1 million to help provide these girls with the tools, resources, and education needed. Girl Scouts and Toyota hope that by providing these resources, the participating girls will one day be able to both help better their underserved communities and achieve their dreams.
”At Girl Scouts, we have always known that financial literacy is a crucial component of building leadership skills in girls,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA in a statement. “Programs like our iconic Girl Scout Cookie Program are designed to provide girls with the tools they need to be financially savvy leaders in their own lives. Through this terrific new partnership with Toyota Financial Services, we will now be able to extend the reach of our financial literacy programming to more than 20,000 underserved girls who will use their new skills to make their communities and their world a better place.”
The Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) has determined that 90% of young girls want to learn how to effectively manage money, and 68% want to learn how to build a savings plan for their future.
To learn more about this important program, visit girlscouts.org.