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Jump$tart National Educator Conference

Launched in 2009 with a grant from Experian, Jump$tart’s National Educator Conference provides classroom teachers with resources and information to improve their own levels of financial literacy, as well as improve their ability to teach personal finance in school. The conference gives Jump$tart partners a platform to share their resources and expertise with the education community and demonstrate appreciation and support for teachers.

Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators

Our teacher training initiative is a collaborative endeavor designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance using a shared model called Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators® (J$FFE). J$FFE, which was designed to ensure consistency and rigor in national teacher training programs, is administered by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners and affiliates.

Annual Awards Dinner

Jump$tart's annual celebration of achievements in financial literacy brings together leaders of the financial literacy effort from business and finance, education, academia, government and the non-profit sector in a unique networking event.  The Annual Awards Dinner is also Jump$tart's biggest fundraiser, which supports much of the Coalition's work. 

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill

Hill Day,” as it has come to be known, is an annual event, held alternately on the House and Senate sides of Capitol Hill, with key members of Congress serving as honorary hosts.  Jump$tart, Junior Achievement, and the Council for Economic Education are the convening organizations.   The event itself generally features six sponsoring organizations and 60 exhibitors. 

Financial Literacy Month

Financial Literacy Month evolved from Financial Literacy Day, first introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) more than a decade ago as an activity of its High School Financial Planning Program. NEFE turned Financial Literacy Day over to the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, which expanded the day into Youth Financial Literacy Month and later, simply, Financial Literacy Month.

Jump$tart Awards

Recognizing Leadership and Outstanding Achievement in the Financial Literacy Effort 

Each April, the Jump$tart Coalition recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of students at its annual awards dinner in Washington, DC.