We envision a world where every girl believes that they are able and capable of achieving success in math.

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. 

WHAT WE DO

Girls ages 10-14 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 break down mental barriers to math success for girls with the ultimate goal to close the gender gap in STEM fields. 


WHY WE DO IT... BY THE NUMBERS

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of teen girls say their parents don't talk to them enough about managing money.

(GFLEC, 2017)

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of girls report that their parents help them keep track of money.

         

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of working women demonstrate basic financial literacy skills.

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out of 50 states require high schoolers to take a personal finance course.

AND

Research shows a correlation between math deficiency and students' ability to grasp financial literacy concepts.

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grade is when girls & boys' attitudes about math begin to diverge (NCES, 2015).

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of 8th graders in the U.S. scored at or above proficient in math (NAEP, 2015).

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of female high school graduates stated math as their favorite subject (U.S. Dept of Ed, 2015).

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out of 64 countries is how the U.S. ranked in math on one of the biggest cross-national tests (PISA, 2012).

HOWEVER

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of the fastest growing occupations require significant math or science preparation (Census Bureau, 2009).

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of the STEM workforce are women (American Community Survey, 2015).

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of women who major in STEM fields choose a math major (American Community Survey, 2015).

 

 

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of all girls say that females don't typically consider a career in STEM (GSRI, 2012).


                                                 CLUB MEMBER THOUGHTS

My favorite part about FLY Math Club is that we learned how to start a business. With starting a business, you use math to figure out the profit and to create a budget because you have to pay taxes, employees, and other expenses.
— Soraya
My favorite part about the math club is being able to meet new girls from other schools and learn how to use math in real life.
— Jordan