¡Listos! Smart & Ready Program
As part of the Girls Inc. After-School Enrichment program, families may now register for the pilot program ¡Listos! Smart & Ready. Transforming families with FREE or Low-Cost After-School Enrichment to build a foundation for Health & Wealth.
In the post-pandemic era, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria continues to see an increased need for family financial assistance. Families are still recovering economically from layoffs, furloughs, and temporary reductions in work hours all while inflation and housing costs in the South Coast Region continue to skyrocket. ¡Listos! Smart & Ready was created to meet the communities’ financial needs and promote a healthy financial future.
The program will focus on three core areas.
- Financial Literacy
Providing financial literacy classes and workshops to help families understand the basics of budgeting, saving, and investing.
Developing incentives for families to save money, such as matching funds.
Providing families with access to low-cost investments to help them build long term wealth. These tools and resources will help families build a foundation for financial stability and security.
The Teen Program is designed to provide girls with the tools they need to succeed in middle school and beyond. The program lessons and workshops focus on topics such as self-esteem, communication, college readiness workshops, career exploration activities, and mentorship opportunities and problem-solving.
Mentoring sessions provide girls with small group support and guidance. Being on the Carpinteria Middle School campus provides girls with an opportunity to explore their new environment and get to know their peers. The program includes college readiness workshops, career exploration activities, and mentorship opportunities.
The Teen Program also provides resources such as “meet and greet” sessions with 6th grade teachers and Q+A’s with older students to help girls understand the transition to middle school.
Additionally, the program fits into Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s continuum of programs that offers school-year support groups to continue building skills and provide girls with a safe space to share their experiences and ask questions.
The Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Summer Bridge to Success program is designed to help girls make the transition to middles school as smooth as possible. The program provides girls with the tools and resources they need to succeed in their new environment.