The Women’s Initiative created the Dollar $cholar program in 2006 to empower girls to be financially independent and promote their safety and well-being. Lack of financial independence is a major barrier girls and women must overcome in leaving an abusive relationship.
The Dollar $cholar program brings together professional women from the community to mentor middle school girls and introduce them to the basic concepts of financial literacy. Girls not only learn about budgeting, credit, and savings, but meet successful women leaders and explore their college and career plans.
The Women’s Initiative is leading live virtual budgeting sessions in partnership with middle schools and girls’ programs this Winter/Spring. Register today to be a virtual Dollar $cholar mentor!
Dollar $cholar Conferences are typically held twice a year (Spring and Fall) in partnership with local middle schools and with support from local colleges and women volunteers who commit to mentor for a day. Details about our Fall Conferences coming soon!
Download the Women’s Initiative Financial Literacy Guide for Girls to access free, online resources for adolescent girls and their families.
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.