In Albany, the New York Capital Chapter of the Association of Government Accountants chapter has partnered with the Girl Scouts of Northeast New York to help girls in middle school and high school learn important financial-literacy skills. Members of the chapter have developed the materials based on the requirements for the financial literacy badges aimed at Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Each month, chapter members volunteer to lead a badge workshop at the Girl Scouts’ Service Center in Albany, presenting the information and holding hands-on activities for the girls to earn their badges. Since January, the chapter has led two badge workshops and plans to hold another three. Girls who are interested can visit the Girl Scouts of Northeast New York website at https://girlscoutsneny.org for more information on the remaining three workshops and on what badge they can earn at each.
In Albany, The Albany Housing Authority has established an annual scholarship and laptop giveaway to help students in Housing Authority housing who are pursuing higher education. Eligible students must be a tenant/resident in a rental property owned, affiliated with or subsidized by the Albany Housing Authority. The scholarships are open to high school seniors, current full-time college students and re-entry students pursuing academic, technical or vocational training. Scholarships of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded for the fall semester/quarter, and all finalists will be entered in a drawing for a new laptop. The postmark deadline for applications is May 1. For more information, visit the Albany Housing Authority at 200 South Pearl St. in Albany, or visit the authority website at www.albanyhousing.org.
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