Bryan/College Station, TX (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Girl Scouts of Central Texas (GSCTX) and Wells Fargo today announced their alliance in a financial literacy initiative. Wells Fargo joins GSCTX as a 2014 Financial Literacy Community Ally. Hands on Banking is an online curriculum delivered in local Brazos county Wells Fargo branches and taught by Wells Fargo team members. The curriculum is also available to Girl Scouts online in order to reach all 46 counties served by GSCTX. The program will be expanding to other communities in Central Texas served by Wells Fargo.
Girl Scouts of Central Texas has long been known for its quality programs aimed at helping girls develop leadership skills. Through this strategic alliance with Wells Fargo, GSCTX will now be able to offer this unique financial literacy program developed and offered by the banking institution. This financial leadership program is designed to provide girls with the resources and information to become financially responsible women. So far, the response has been overwhelmingly positive—Girl Scouts in Austin have enjoyed the live sessions at Wells Fargo locations. By participating, the girls have earned patches for completing trainings and lessons that will ensure they have the financial knowledge to pave a prosperous path.
“Girl Scouts of Central Texas is incredibly proud to join Wells Fargo in this amazing endeavor,” said GSCTX CEO, Lynelle McKay. “It’s a program that empowers girls today with the tools and the knowledge to become financially sound adults. We look forward to a long and active relationship with Wells Fargo, a forward thinking and philanthropic-minded company.”
“Wells Fargo is committed to serving the communities in which we do business—it’s part of our culture. We are very pleased to join Girl Scouts of Central Texas to bring this program to our region,” said Brad Wade, Wells Fargo’s district manager for Bryan/College Station. “Hands on Banking uses a curriculum that will provide essential knowledge to Girl Scouts, that will benefit them, their families and ultimately their communities.”
Girl Scouts of Central Texas thanks Wells Fargo for their continued support and looks forward to bringing this high-quality program to many more Central Texas girls.
About the Girl Scouts of Central Texas:
Girl Scouts of Central Texas serves more than 19,000 girls in grades K-12 and over 13,000 adult volunteers in 46 Central Texas counties. Headquartered in Austin, Girl Scouts of Central Texas has service centers in Brownwood, Bryan, Killeen, San Angelo, Stephenville, Temple and Waco. Through outcomes-based leadership opportunities, girls discover their own potential, connect with others and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouting offers an array of fun, educational programs focusing on fine arts, science and technology, math, the environment, community service, leadership, and life skills. Girl Scouts lead with courage, confidence and character, to make the world a better place. For more information, visit http://www.gsctx.org.
About Wells Fargo & Company:
Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.