Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale members Casey Figurski of Fountain Hills and Desiree Adame of Scottsdale have been named a $2,000 college scholarship winner for the Money Matters: Make it CountSM program provided by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Charles Schwab Foundation. Both Club members were selected because of their successful completion of the Money Matters financial education program and achievement in acquiring and applying personal finance knowledge and skills.
“Financial literacy is one of the foundations securing a great future,” said Steve Davidson, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. “Money Matters teaches basic financial skills and concepts in a way that is meaningful to teens. Both Casey and Desiree have done an exceptional job with the program and have truly incorporated what they learned into their lives.”
The Money Matters program is available to the 2,900 Boys & Girls Clubs that serve teens and helps Club members learn the basics of money management, including budgeting, wise use of credit, saving and investing. Money Matters also features a Schwab employee volunteer program, which encourages Schwab employees to share their financial expertise with teen Club members and their families.
Nineteen other Boys & Girls Club teens are also being awarded Money Matters scholarships this year. To date, the Money Matters program has reached over a quarter of a million teens in 1,600 Boys & Girls Clubs. Charles Schwab Foundation has awarded 187 college scholarships, totaling $390,000, since the program’s inception in 2004.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
Since 1954, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided more than 100,000 Northeast Valley youth with a positive, supervised environment to explore the power of their potential. Today we serve 16,000 children and teen through the organization's nine branches and 12 outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Hualapai Indian Community and other local neighborhoods. The Club offers more than 100 youth development programs emphasizing five core areas: the arts; character & leadership development; education & career development; health & life skills; and sports, fitness & recreation. For more information please visit www.bgcs.org.
About Charles Schwab Foundation
Charles Schwab Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization funded by the Charles Schwab Corporation. Its mission is to create positive change through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com/community.