Welcome to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy
Jump$tart is a coalition of diverse financial education stakeholders. These organizations work together to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long financial success.
Congratulations U.S. Senator Jack Reed -Maxine Sweet -LorettaAbrams - and the Montana Financial Education Coalition, honored at "Light the Way for Financial Literacy," Jump$tart's Annual Awards Dinner, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.
Congratulationsto Mike Staten, University of Arizona, elected Jump$tart Vice Chairman and Vickie Bajtelsmit, Colorado State University, elected Jump$tart Treasurer in April.
THE CENTSABLES THE CENTSABLES financial literacy program uses entertainment to reach and teach children ages 6-12. The program is built on a multi-media platform, presenting messages in the ways kids most respond to: an animated TV series, interactive website, comic book series, DVDs, games, and in classrooms. In addition, THE CENTSABLES is a targeted, results-oriented program that delivers quantifiable growth to partnering financial institutions, through a proprietary “Banking for Kids” program. Read More....
FTC's Admongo—A Virtual World Teaches Kids to Think Critically about Advertising
Advertising is a multi-million dollar business. Truthful advertising provides benefits to consumers and competition. It gives consumers the information they need to make better-informed purchasing and product use decisions. It also gives companies an incentive to modify their products to provide features that customers want. By contrast, false advertising interferes with decision-making and hinders competition. As the nation's consumer protection agency, the FTC is responsible for enforcing laws that prohibit unfair and deceptive advertising and marketing practices. Read More...
2015 Annual Awards Dinner
Thank you to the many organizations and individuals who supported and attended Jump$tart's 2015 Annual Awards Dinner, "Light the Way for Financial Literacy."
This year, the financial literacy community honored U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI); recently retired Vice President of Public Education at Experian, Maxine Sweet; recently retired Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility for HSBC Bank USA, Loretta Abrams; and the Montana Financial Education Coalition. Read More...