Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) have continued their collaboration with a new multiyear partnership worth over $3.3 million. The partnership engages more than 40,000 4th- through 12th-grade girls in underserved communities across the United States to feel financially empowered. TFS’s initiative, “Driving My Financial Future,” will enable girls to become financially savvy leaders, give them real-life, age-appropriate financial skills, and provide them with the tools necessary to make a positive influence in their communities and the world.
According to the Girl Scout Research Institute study Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy (PDF), nine out of ten girls (90 percent) say it's important for them to learn how to manage money, and 88 percent think it's important to set financial goals. However, only a handful of girls surveyed (12 percent) feel confident about making financial decisions.
Through “Driving My Financial Future,” girls in underserved communities acquire financial empowerment skills and attitudes as a means to pursuing their dreams. Each participant receives her own copy of The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, which helps girls earn their financial literacy badges and a TFS participation patch. Eligible girls in the program are also able to apply for the TFS Making Life Easier Scholarship program.
The 12 TFS-selected grant Girl Scout councils include:
- Girls Scouts of Central Maryland
- Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
- Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Girls Scouts of Greater Atlanta
- Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
- Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
- Girls Scouts of Greater New York
- Girls Scouts of Nation’s Capital
- Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Girls Scouts of Southern Nevada
- Girls Scouts of Western Ohio
GSUSA and TFS are excited to continue to collaborate to help girls become self-reliant; financially informed; and capable of leveraging their talent, resources, and personal business values to make the world a better place.
For more information on TFS's corporate social responsibility strategy and programs, please visit www.tfsinthecommunity.com.
About Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States, offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit Corporation (TMCC) and Toyota Lease Trust. TFS also offers extended service contracts through Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). The company services Lexus dealers and customers using the Lexus Financial Services brand. TFS currently employs approximately 3,100 associates nationwide, and has assets totaling more than $117 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. We announce material financial information using the investor relations section of our website (www.toyotafinancial.com) and SEC filings. We use these channels, press releases, and social media to communicate about our company, our services and other issues. While not all information we post on social media is of a material nature, some information could be material. Therefore, we encourage those interested in our company to review our posts on Twitter at www.twitter.com/toyotafinancial.
Points of Light has named TFS one of its Civic 50, which recognizes
the most community-minded companies in the nation. For more
information about the company’s support of financial literacy, youth
development programs, and other community initiatives, please visit www.tfsinthecommunity.com.
For age-appropriate activities that help girls learn savvy finance skills while earning their Financial Literacy badges, download the TFS Driving My Financial Future Tip Sheet (PDF).