Welcome to the Dollar $cholar Virtual Program!

Dollar $cholar is a program of the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts, a member-run, volunteer-based women’s group whose mission is to ignite positive change for girls through philanthropy and women’s leadership. The program is geared for the middle-school girl, providing basic financial literacy skills and valuable knowledge to support their college, career, and life plans.

 

The Dollar $cholar Virtual Program features interviews with women mentors, facilitator-led financial literacy lessons, and a virtual money scavenger hunt. Once all four virtual sections are completed, girls are entered to win a free Chromebook! Only girls ages 10-14 who live or attend school in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ service area of Worcester and surrounding 29 towns are eligible to be entered to win a Chromebook.

 

If you are a school, organization, or girl-serving program in Central Massachusetts interested in participating in the Dollar $cholar program, please complete our Dollar $cholar Partner Interest Form and we will follow up with you.

 

This program would not be possible without the partnership and support from our sponsors:

Assumption University – Avidia Bank – Bay State Savings Bank

Digital Federal Credit Union – Main Street Bank – MassEdCo

Rockland Trust – Savers Bank – The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation – Webster Five

What Is A Dollar $cholar?

A Dollar $cholar does many things: you never stop learning, you continue to build your financial skills, you use your money personality to make smart choices, you stay within budget and avoid impulse spending, and you give back by donating your time and money to charities and your community!

Why Do I Want To Be A Dollar $cholar?

Learning about money, especially saving money, is so important. You may want to save up money to buy a car, or for college, or to have in the bank to use for fun things, like going to the movies. This program includes lots of fun and interactive ways you can learn about money management.

How Do I Become A Dollar $cholar?

You can become a Dollar $cholar in four easy steps! Click each section below to learn more. Completing all these sections will give you the chance to win a free CHROMEBOOK! Only girls ages 10-14 who live or attend school in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ service area of Worcester and surrounding 29 towns are eligible to be entered to win a Chromebook.

 

Here Are Your Activities. Click The Links To Learn More And Get Started!

Step 1: Mentor Interviews

There are many different career paths you can take, and you probably haven’t even thought or heard of some of these careers. Click on the links below to learn more about the careers of some of our Dollar Scholar mentors. Please watch at least 3 videos to complete Step 2 and bring you closer to winning a FREE CHROMEBOOK!

Watch The Mentor Interview Videos Below:

Step 2: Learn About Money

Start by picking 2 lessons to learn about money, then Complete Budget Sense Part 1 and 2. First, click the box to watch the video, then click the links underneath each box to complete the corresponding activity. Once you have completed your 4 lessons, you are one step closer to completing the Dollar $cholar survey and getting a chance to win a FREE CHROMEBOOK!

Pick 2 Lessons Below To Complete:

 

You Are Then Required To Complete The Following:

Step 3: Virtual Money Scavenger Hunt

Using things from your home, complete this virtual $cavenger Hunt! Read through the list of activities and point values below. To complete the $cavenger Hunt, you have to earn at least 35 points. This means, depending on which activities you choose, you have to complete at least 3 activities, but feel free to do as many as you’d like!

 

Please follow these easy steps to complete the scavenger hunt:

 

1. Download the $cavenger Hunt Activities List

2. Complete at least 3 activities to total 35 points

3. Submit your responses using this online submission form (you must complete all the activities FIRST before you enter your responses as the form will not save your work)

Final Step: Complete This Survey Once All Activites Are Finished

**Please complete this section once all other activities have been finished**

We hope that you had fun learning about money and how to plan for your future! Your last step in becoming a Dollar $cholar is to complete the final Dollar $cholar survey.

 

This will also enter you to win a FREE CHROMEBOOK! Only girls ages 10-14 who live or attend school in the United Way of Central Massachusetts’ service area of Worcester and surrounding 29 towns are eligible to be entered to win a Chromebook.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Assumption University – Avidia Bank – Bay State Savings Bank

Digital Federal Credit Union – Main Street Bank – MassEdCo

Rockland Trust – Savers Bank – Webster Five

Learn More About Women’s Initiative

Please visit the WI homepage

Questions?

Contact Patricia Leary, Manager of Community Engagement and Women’s Initiative: patricia.leary@unitedwaycm.org