Friday, January 15, 2010

Girl Scouts Have Cents/Sense

The Alabama Council of Economic Education and Auburn University in Montgomery hosted a Dollars and Sense workshop at the McWane Science Center in Birmingham for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama. Girls learned about international currency and how to calculate exchange rates, how to fill out a credit card application and learned about interest rates. The girls also explored investment options and participated in activities that demonstrated the correlation between risk and return and learned about the importance of diversifying their funds. Thanks to The Daniel Foundation, Sterne Agee and Energen for their support in this program.

Pictured: Older Girl Scouts learning about international currency