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FLIP

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 relationship 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. Unlike many Financial Literacy Program that only focus on saving money and banking, 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. We believe that giving young women the bigger picture and understanding of why they should stay in school is most effective.

FLIP (Financial Literacy Independence Program) is available as single workshops or 4 separate workshops covering the following topics

1) Cost of Living and Working in NYC

2) The Value of an Education

3) High School As A Pathway to College

4) Paying For College

Testimonials:

"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

For more information and to schedule workshops, call or email Melissa Berube, Projects Coordinator: or call 212-964-8934 ext. 204

11 Broadway, Suite 450 New York, NY 10004 Phone: 212.964.8934 ext.201