How I got involved in the CFA Society Boston Financial Literacy Initiative:
A friend and I built a Financial Literacy class for 7th and 8th grade girls in 2016 for Citizen Schools and delivered it for 10 weeks at Orchard Gardens K-8 (Roxbury). It was very rewarding, but also a lot of work to manage with a busy job. Afterwards, a friend introduced me to Alice Avanian, Past Society Chair and FinLit Co-chair, and she encouraged me to join CFA Society Boston and become a FinLit volunteer.
finlit Alliances* i work with:
*Financial Literacy Alliances are organizations that the society partners with to offer financial literacy.
- Harvard Medical School- Reflection in Action (Community Outreach)
- Liberty Mutual
- The Chestnut Hill School
- Anaya Tipnis Foundation
FinLIT VOlunteer positions:
- Alliance Leader
- Content Creator
What volunteering for Financial Literacy means to me:
I enjoy sharing real life stories in addition to building content. Working with likeminded professionals who want to help close the FinLit gap in the US is very gratifying. As I wrote in a recent paper, with increased financial literacy, more people will be able to transition from surviving to thriving. When we strengthen our weakest link, we strengthen our society, our economy, and our country.
my Favority Financial Literacy VOlunteer moment:
All of the teaching programs have been fun and I have really enjoyed getting to know the other member volunteers. I am excited to expand Financial Literacy month offerings (planning contest and calendar events). I am also looking forward to more cross pollination with Junior Achievement.