Financial Literacy Independence Program
FLIP (Financial Literacy Independence Program) is a comprehensive series of workshops that focus on teaching girls from underserved areas the fundamentals of economic self-sufficiency. FLIP helps them understand how the decisions they make as young students have direct effect on their futures. They need expanded information and knowledge about the relationship among educational attainment, career opportunities and choices, and life-long economic security.
We utilize the Self-Sufficiency Standard to teach the young women what the actual cost of living in New York City is and what it entails to become economically self-sufficient adult woman. They need the same knowledge their mainstream sisters receive about the realtionship of education to career opportunities, life choices, and life-long economic security. FLIP opens a path to vulnerable young women that leads them to constructive action steps to achieve economic security.
"I thought it was going to be drawn out and boring but you guys had great info and got to the point. Good job!" - Liz 10th Grade
"Thank you so much! You'll help me think more wisely"- Brenda 12th Grade
"I learned how much it costs to be a single parent." -Evian 6th Grade