As you know, the high costs of housing, healthcare, and utilities in Westchester, coupled with changes in the economy, have left many hardworking individuals struggling to keep up with the ever-rising cost of living and ensure a stable financial future for themselves and their families. One of United Way’s goals is to help residents of our community achieve financial stability.
The United Way has created The Financial Education Program (FEP) to help promote financial stability in our community. Within this program are 3 specific ways for FPA members to volunteer: Financial Workshops, Financial Coaching, and the Financial Helpline.
Our Goals & Programs:
Our goal is to empower young people, many of whom struggle in school, to change their lives through entrepreneurship education. NFTE’s program offices are located in Baltimore, Bay Area, Chicago, Greater Dallas, DC Region, Fairchester (Fairfield County, CT & Westchester County, NY), Greater Los Angeles, New England, New York Metro,Philadelphia, and South Florida.
How NFTE Works:
NFTE programs take place in middle and high schools and via our own summer BizCamps®. NFTE begins with an intensive four-day training for professional teachers that takes them through NFTE’s award-winning entrepreneurship curriculum and provides ideas on how to make the lessons compelling for their students. Once trained, our teachers guide students through the “ABC’s of Entrepreneurship,” including the concepts of ownership, opportunity recognition, marketing, finance, product development and competitive advantage. Our teachers receive ongoing support and training from NFTE staff. Each NFTE student works toward completing a business plan, and top students are invited to participate in a regional competition. Following their completion of the NFTE program, students have access to our alumni services, which include advanced training, mentoring programs, workshops and access to awards and scholarship opportunities, in hopes that the lessons they learned as NFTE students will carry through in their future endeavors.
Volunteers play a crucial role in NFTE’s programs. You can share your knowledge and love of business in a variety of ways – by running a workshop in your area of expertise, becoming a business plan coach to help students fine-tune their business plans, or being a judge at one of our business plan competitions. All of these opportunities require minimal time commitments but can make a huge difference in the life of a young person.
Volunteer to sit on a panel to critique high school students business plan.
|May 17||Tuesday||8:00 - 9:30||Roosevelt||Yonkers||Frey|
|May 18||Wednesday||8:00 - 9:30||Gorton||Yonkers||Braveman|
|May 18||Wednesday||8:00 - 9:30||Roosevelt||Yonkers||Frey|
|May 19||Thursday||8:00 - 9:30||Lincoln||Yonkers||Martselos|
|May 19||Thursday||8:00 - 9:30||Gorton||Yonkers||Braveman|
|May 19||Thursday||8:00 - 9:30||Woodlands||Greenburgh||Egan|
|May 20||Friday||8:00 - 9:30||Woodlands||Greenburgh||Egan|
|May 20||Friday||8:00 - 9:30||Lincoln||Yonkers||Mulqueen|
|May 20||Friday||11:00 - 12:30||Portchester HS||Portchester||Josephson|
|May 23||Monday||8:00 - 9:30||Lincoln||Yonkers||Myers|
|May 23||Monday||8:00 - 9:30||Lincoln||Yonkers||Mulqueen|
|May 24||Tuesday||8:00 - 9:30||Lincoln||Yonkers||Mulqueen|
|May 24||Tuesday||8:00 - 9:30||Thornton||Mt. Vernon||Gaboton|
|May 24||Tuesday||11:00 - 12:30||Portchester||Portchester||Josephson|
|May 25||Wednesday||8:00 - 9:30||Mt. Vernon HS||Mt. Vernon||Jones|
|May 25||Wednesday||8:00 - 9:30||Thornton||Mt. Vernon||Johnston|
|May 25||Wednesday||11:00 - 12:30||Portchester||Portchester||Josephson|
|May 26||Thursday||11:00 - 12:30||Portchester||Portchester||Josephson|
Girls Inc. of Westchester County is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 and dedicated to providing girls-only programs that inspire Westchester girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We are a local affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a 145 year-old national organization with over 90 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. GIWC provides girls with critical knowledge and life-changing experiences that educate, empower, and inspire them to overcome the economic, social, and gender barriers to growing up healthy, educated, independent, and safe.
Currently, we are looking for FPA volunteers for Money Talks—family financial literacy workshops for girls ages 11-15 and a caregiver. They run either on Saturdays or week-day evenings, and we are looking for FPA volunteers to meet one-on-one with caregivers to provide pro-bono financial planning. We expect to run 2-4 workshops a year, please stay tuned for the schedule.