Mentors Needed for Financial Literacy Workshop09:15AM / Tuesday, October 08, 2013
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Miss Hall's School is seeking area professional women to volunteer as mentors for the 14th annual Money Matters financial literacy workshops to be held on Monday, Nov. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Holmes Road campus.
Eighth-grade girls from across Berkshire County will attend the program, which provides them with a foundation of financial understanding. Volunteer mentors — who need not have special financial training (work and life experiences are sufficient preparation) — are asked to commit to one of the program's two days. The program runs from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day, with participating students attending one of the two days. Mentors usually work in pairs with small groups of girls, taking their cues from the facilitator and helping girls carry out instructions.
During the workshop, girls will learn about the importance of financial independence, budgeting, saving, and making their money work for them. In addition, the impact of higher education on their future earning potential will also be emphasized. The program is facilitated by Mahnaz Mahdavi, professor of economics and the Ann F. Kaplan '67 faculty director of the Center for Women and Financial Independence.
Money Matters is underwritten by lead sponsors NBT Bank and The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America and sponsors Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., and the Berkshire Bank Foundation, Legacy Region Inc.
For more information or to register, contact Sandy Moon, assistant to the head of school, at 413-395-7027, or firstname.lastname@example.org.