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 - Loretta Abrams - and the Montana Financial Education Coalition, honored at "Light the Way for Financial Literacy," Jump$tart's Annual Awards Dinner, on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.  
Congratulations to Mike Staten, University of Arizona, elected Jump$tart Vice Chairman and Vickie Bajtelsmit, Colorado State University, elected Jump$tart Treasurer in April.
The 2014 Jump$tart Coalition Annual Report is now available online. Check it out as well as the summaries of accomplishments for both our national partners and state coalitions. 
See Financial Literacy Month 2015 in pictures and check out the current issue of Update, with highlights from eight national partners! 
 
 
Children’s Financial Network, Inc.
Children’s Financial Network is operated by Neale Godfrey, who is acknowledged as a pioneer in the “kids and money” field. The company teaches kids, parents, and educators to “Earn, Save, Spend, and Share.” It offers books, curricula, and has three Educational Gaming apps, GreenStreets: Unleash the Loot!, GreenStreets: Shmootz Happens!, and GreenStreets: Heifer International that teach financial responsibility to kids. Read More....
 
2015 Jump$tart National Educator Conference 2015 Jump$tart National Educator Conference
As the nation’s leading advocate for youth financial literacy, the Jump$tart Coalition® will proudly conduct its seventh annual conference devoted specifically to PreK-12 classroom teachers of personal finance in November. Read More...

FTC's Admongo—A Virtual World Teaches Kids to Think Critically about Advertising 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 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...

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