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Committees

The Wisconsin Jump$tart Coalition has formed the following committees in order to achieve its goals.

Education Materials and Programs Committee
Charge: To identify educational institutions and their proven resources, materials and programs.

Goals:

  • Identify relevant financial educational materials and programs from Jump$tart members
  • Promote National Jump$tart Coalition's curriculum clearinghouse
  • Propose ways in which these resources can best be made available to the parties that would use them
  • Identify any gaps that need to be filled

Outcome: Index and identify what these resources would be and what age group. Also have contact information.

Economic and Personal Finance Education Policies
Charge: Promote personal finance education in all Wisconsin schools.

Goals:

  • Demonstrate that existing personal finance programs and resources can be incorporated with current state education standards
  • Look for public and private partnerships to provide financial education
  • Work with PTAs, PTOs and public officials
  • Explore legislative proposals to promote financial education

Outcome: Raise awareness about and level of participation of schools offering financial education in the classroom

Awareness Committee
Charge: develop unique, creative and proactive ways to disseminate the Jump$tart message to its target audience.

Goals:

  • Develop a media campaign in collaboration with a youth organization
  • Work with other committees to promote Wisconsin Jumpstart's mission
  • Develop a strategy to have children teach adults about finances
  • Develop fresh ideas for education tools, methods and funding for promoting financial education
  • Implement a high profile media campaign promoting the importance of financial education for youth

Outcome: Wisconsin will know more about financial literacy, available resources and the collaborative efforts of Wisconsin Jumpstart Coalition.