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Capital One Grant Encourages Financial Literacy among Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas

DALLAS – April 30, 2021 – In conjunction with April’s Financial Literacy Month, Capital One has awarded a $50,000 grant to the National Math and Science Initiative to expand a Financial Literacy initiative that was piloted with the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
This funding will be used to create a set of lessons and activities that align with Girl Scout badges related to financial acumen, entrepreneurship, economic mobility and leadership. Early lessons in finance can help narrow gaps that exist in women who are making 80 cents for every dollar a male counterpart earns and tend to invest far less and take less risks than men in wealth building. 
The “Cookie Capital” pilot will engage 100 elementary grade level girls and will be scalable with both in-school and out-of-school learning venues. The blended online curriculum works in tandem with new Girl Scout badges focusing on running a business – much like their cookie sales. A vital partner in this initiative, Capitol One provides support that goes beyond the grant – a few items include offering expertise in financial education, and participation in or observation of focus groups.
This importance of this grant and Capital One’s support can’t be underestimated, as it helps develop financial literacy among school-age girls in order to prepare them to become empowered, financially-savvy women.
About NMSI
NMSI’s work creates increased opportunities and better outcomes for all students, contributing to the foundation of anti-racism, social justice, economic prosperity and national security. The non-profit engages with school systems based on local priorities and uses evidenced-based programming and constantly evolving best practices. NMSI focuses on the ecosystem, engaging communities and families and changing leadership mindsets and local practices to embed equity into NMSI schools. Learn more at nms.org.
Media Contacts
Juan Elizondo, jelizondo@nms.org or 214-346-1249