Toyota Financial Services
Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) continue 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 confidence as a means to pursue 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 (MLE) program.
Eighteen girls from TFS-selected Girl Scout grant councils were awarded a 2017 MLE scholarship. Congratulations to the following recipients:
- Navaz Alpaiwalla, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Anonymous, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Halle Becker, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Elizabeth Cidmonte, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Brandy Hayes, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Jennifer Hutson, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Keja Johnson, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Nicole Johnson, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Ashley Jurak, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Elizabeth McKnight, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Macy Meyer, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Anusha Mithani, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Lauren O'Connor, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Allison Palmer, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Celia Pope, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Davyani Srivastava, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Nia Stewart, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
- Bunsri Trivedi, Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Watch the MLE Scholarship site for 2018 application information, which opens in September 2017.
The 12 TFS-selected Girl Scout grant councils include:
- Girl Scouts of Central Maryland
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta
- Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
- Girl Scouts Greater Los Angeles
- Girl Scouts of Greater New York
- Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
- Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
- Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada
- Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
GSUSA and TFS are excited to continue to collaborate in helping 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).