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Jump$tart Activities & Initiatives

In addition to key Jump$tart initiatives, this section features external links to several collaborative non-profit and public sector endeavors, broadly supported by Jump$tart, its partners, and others active in the financial literacy effort.

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 Teacher Training Alliance

The Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance is a collaborative endeavor to provide PreK-12 teachers with a standard, consistent and effective formal education to prepare them sufficiently for teaching personal finance in the classroom. 

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. 

America Saves

The Jump$tart Coalition is a National Advisory Board member of America Saves and a participating organization in America Saves Week.  Visit these websites to learn more about America Saves www.AmericaSaves.org and America Saves Week www.AmericaSavesWeek.org[You will be leaving the Jump$tart Coalition website.]


The Jump$tart Coalition has been a supporting member of the Protect Your Identity Week coalition.  Although national Protect Your Identity Week has been discontinued, the ProtectYourIDNow.org website remain active as a service to consumers: www.ProtectYourIDNow.org[You will be leaving the Jump$tart Coalition website.]

National Financial Capability Challenge

The National Financial Capability Challenge, a non-monetary awards program designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States has been discontinued.   If we become aware of new developments, they will be posted here.