WHO ARE WE
FLY (Financial Literacy for Youth) Math Club’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in math by boosting their academic confidence through authentic learning opportunities using a financial literacy-based curriculum. We envision a world where every girl believes that she is able and capable of becoming a mathematically and financially literate leader in her personal and professional life.
WHAT WE DO
We believe middle school age girls need a supportive and collaborative learning environment where they can build their math confidence. Through our seasonal programming, we inspire girls to become academic risk-takers who are leaders, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. We help girls tear down the mental barriers to math success so that it doesn't serve as a gatekeeper to them achieving their goals.
During the nine-week club, members will have the opportunity to improve their financial literacy and math skills. FLY Math Club is a transformational math-based positive youth development program that promotes diversity, fosters a growth mindset, and empowers advocacy. The program culminates with the girls being academically and emotionally prepared to showcase their math skills in public during our celebratory end of program summit.
During the summer conference, girls come together to collaborate as advocates using leadership, design thinking, and their STEM skills to become leaders of social change. Girls learn how to use creative problem solving to brainstorm ways to make a positive impact by helping others. After the conference, girls will understand how they can use science, technology, engineering, or math skills to serve as a leader for causes they care about most.
WHY WE DO IT... BY THE NUMBERS
of teen girls say their parents don't talk to them enough about managing money.
of girls report that their parents help them keep track of money.
of working women demonstrate basic financial literacy skills.
out of 50 states require high schoolers to take a personal finance course.
Research shows a correlation between math deficiency and students' ability to grasp financial literacy concepts.
grade is when girls & boys' attitudes about math begin to diverge (NCES, 2015).
of 8th graders in the U.S. scored at or above proficient in math (NAEP, 2015).
of female high school graduates stated math as their favorite subject (U.S. Dept of Ed, 2015).
out of 64 countries is how the U.S. ranked in math on one of the biggest cross-national tests (PISA, 2012).
of the fastest growing occupations require significant math or science preparation (Census Bureau, 2009).
of the STEM workforce are women (American Community Survey, 2015).
of women who major in STEM fields choose a math major (American Community Survey, 2015).
of all girls say that females don't typically consider a career in STEM (GSRI, 2012).