TUCSON- Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee spoke about financial literacy with the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona at the Tucson Convention Center Wednesday afternoon.
“We don’t know at that time that it is teaching us a critical skill, each one of those badges that we earn,” said Yee, who was a former girl scout in Arizona.
She spoke about empowering young girls to be educated financially and to know that all the skills they learn as girl scouts teaches them core lessons in finance.
“We started selling cookies at a very young age, so the practice is there to knock on doors and to be able to sell cookies,” she said. “I mean that is perfect practice on getting a clear understanding of how important it is to not only make money and earn money, but to manage that money once you have that in your pocket.”
Girl Scouts participate in a financial literacy program.