Cute, but Counting My Coins GIRL$ Program was developed with girls 12-19 years old in mind. It is an economic empowerment program designed to teach girls how to manage money and be smart and stylish shoppers. As part of the program's Balling on a Budget Shopping Challenge, girls will be given money to purchase items at Goodwill and will participate in a fashion show.
According to research by the Adolescent Girls Advocacy and Leadership Initiative (AGALI), adolescent girls tend to be the most economically vulnerable population. More than 500 million girls around the world deal with limited access to education and health services and are more susceptible to discrimination and violence due to their economic situation.
The Enchanted Closet strives to enhance the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of girls. Economic empowerment is viewed as a means of change through which people can increase the likelihood that they will make good decisions and live healthy lives. Therefore, it is imperative that we provide economically empowering experiences. The benefits of the experiences positively impact the lives of girls. By increasing girls' access to education, financial literacy, and budgeting skills, they are poised to make better decisions, gain more confidence, are less vulnerable to peer pressure and unhealthy choices, and are better equipped to improve their livelihood and that of their families.
...and they can be cute in the process!
Goodwill - 2201 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033
Saturday, August 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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