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GSOSW and Wells Fargo Team Up to Give Girls Financial Skills

Financial Literacy Oregon and SW Washington

Did you know that April is Financial Literacy Month, and today, April 24, is Teach Children to Save Day? It's true!

To celebrate, GSOSW has teamed up with Wells Fargo to provide free Hands on Banking financial literacy workshops, containing age-appropriate activities and lessons for girls grades K-12. Workshops cover a variety of topics, including needs versus wants, shopping with a budget, and credit. Plus, when girls attend a workshop, they receive a FREE financial literacy fun patch!

recent GSUSA study revealed that 94% of girls would rather make their own money than rely on their parents and 96% of girls expect they will be able to provide for their families, but only 12% of girls feel "very confident" making financial decisions. We can change that!

We want to girls to feel as confident in the goals they have for their future as they do about the financial decisions they make to get there. Girls are already practicing financial skills when they participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program (and choose what to do with their hard-earned cookie money!), and through financial literacy badge programs. Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking reinforces this important learning through real-life conversations with professionals and hands-on practice with financial skills.

How to Participate: Participating in this program is easy! Simply contact your nearest Wells Fargo Bank branch and ask to speak to a banker or bank manager. Together you can set up a free Hands on Banking financial literacy workshop at a date and time that works best for your troop. This program is available all year-round, so it can fit nicely into your busy Girl Scout schedule!

Questions? Your local Well Fargo banker can answer most of your questions about this program, but you can also contact Juliet Zimmer, GSOSW Troop Support Program Manager, at 503-977-6856 or

Happy Financial Literacy Month!