Building America’s Economic Future by Empowering Girls in Financial Literacy

By Anna Maria Chavez  | The Huffington Post

As the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization committed to providing girls with a sense of financial literacy for over a century, I was proud to serve as a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. From ensuring our economic prosperity to underwriting America’s long term financial future, instilling financial independence, competency, and confidence in our youth is one of the best long term investments we can make. After a year and a half of hard work, the council has released its final report, detailing how our society can come together to build a solid foundation of financially literate young Americans.

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