Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey Partners with Morgan Stanley to Offer All-Girl Virtual Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Ongoing “Money Moves” Interactive Educational Series Will Help Girl Scouts Earn Financial Literacy Badges

Riverdale, N.J. – December 17, 2021 – Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey (GSNNJ), the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties, announces a partnership with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management to help girls learn about financial literacy and entrepreneurship spanning a series of events over the next several months. To kick off the partnership, women leaders from Corporate & Institutional Solutions (CIS), a division within Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, sponsored and delivered a virtual financial literacy workshop on December 14 attended by 67 Girl Scouts. The virtual event sponsored by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management was tailored to the financial learning needs of girls ages 7-16. The workshop is the first in a series of interactive educational seminars titled “Money Moves” which is open to Girl Scout Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Money Moves virtual workshop is a fun and interactive educational workshop designed to help children and teens learn about spending, saving, investing, and giving. Through the partnership, an all-women leadership team helps girls discover the meaning of money, learn how to track their spending with a money diary and facilitate dialogue using real-world examples to bring the concepts to life and help girls apply their knowledge. Additionally, Money Moves includes age-appropriate activities that helps girls work toward their Girl Scout Financial Literacy badge including learning how to set goals, budgeting, and saving for special purchases. The program is designed to equip future savers, spenders, donors and investors with the knowledge and tools needed to better understand money. The program also is designed to help girls unlock their entrepreneurial potential providing them with tools and tactics they can utilize for the Girl Scout Cookie Program by exploring how to manage cookie sales and profits.

“Our goal with this partnership is to help girls develop the confidence to build a solid foundation for their future and prepare them for the important life milestones ahead,” said Edwin Barreto, Interim Chief Executive Officer / Chief Financial Officer, Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. “We are grateful to partner with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this exciting and informative financial literacy workshop as well as on a series of upcoming activities that will further augment the entrepreneurial skills girls develop as Girl Scouts.”

The Money Moves workshop is the first in a series of initiatives GSNNJ and Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will collaborate on throughout the next several months to help Girl Scouts earn their Financial Literacy badges.

About Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey serves girls ages 5-18 in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and northern Warren counties, bringing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to over to more than 17,200 girls and nearly 9,700 adult members. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for every girl and her family.

To learn more about Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey or to volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit and stay connected by following GSNNJ on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 41 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals.

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a global leader, provides access to a wide range of products and services to individuals, businesses and institutions, including brokerage and investment advisory services, financial and wealth planning, cash management and lending products and services, annuities and insurance, retirement and trust services. Morgan Stanley is committed to educating and empowering its clients to develop financial security and independence, providing advice and resources during all stages of their lives. For further information about Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, please visit us here.


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