The following events are currently scheduled:

Kentucky Saves Week Celebration
Feb. 23, 2016

Several events are scheduled for Feb. 23 at the state capitol to celebrate Kentucky Saves Week.

11 a.m. - Kentucky Saves Week Celebration
Capitol Rotunda
Student winners of two contests (Jump$tart's poster contest and Extension's piggy bank contest) will be honored. The public is invited.

All day - Information Table
Capitol Annex (near elevators/tunnel)
Visit our table for information on savings and smart money habits and sign up to be a "Kentucky Saver."

Contact: Kelly May

Financial Litearcy Teacher of the Year Nominations
Deadline: March 30, 2016

The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a current Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. The $250 grand prize can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend the national Jump$tart teacher conference. Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart.

Nomination Form

Contact: Reeca Carver
502-564-3472 x4223

"Demographics of Wealth" Special Financial Literacy Month Presentation by Dr. Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank
Deadline: Register by April 14, 2016

Come hear from senior economic adviser at the Center for Household Financial Stability, assistant vice president, and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis William R. Emmons on April 28 at 5 p.m. ET in Louisville. Dr. Emmons will be speaking on “The Demographics of Wealth” which is a series of essays written by the staff of the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability in 2015. The essays are based on the staff’s analysis of nearly a quarter-century’s worth of data collected by the Federal Reserve through its Survey of Consumer Finances. The results of the survey provide the most comprehensive picture of American families’ balance sheets and financial behavior over time.

As the title of the series implies, there appear to be connections between wealth and a person’s race (or ethnicity), level of education and age. These three factors are increasingly determining whether someone is among the thrivers, the one-quarter of the population that is accumulating wealth, or among the strugglers, the other three-quarters of the population that is not.

This event is FREE, but registration is required by April 14, 2016 at When you register, please select the event “April 28, 2016 - William R. Emmons” at the top. The location you are attending will be known by the address you input.

Contact: Erin Yetter

Financial Literacy Month
Kentucky Jump$tart is once again celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April! 2016 marks the 12th year the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® requested for the governor to declare April Financial Literacy Month. Details about this year's free public events and activities promoting financial literacy can be found on Facebook at The press releases can be found at Press Releases. The proclamations can be viewed at Downloads.
Contact: Erin Yetter

KACTE conference 
July 18-19, 2016

Jump$tart will host a booth in the vendor area of the KACTE Conference, July 18-19, featuring free financial literacy curriculum materials by our partners. Some partners will also be providing instructional sessions for the curriculum they provide. Find out more about the conference by visiting .

Contact: Kelly May

Kentucky Saves Week Poster Contest Deadline: postmarked date TBA (January 2017)

Kentucky students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Saves Week poster contest. One winner from each grade level will receive $50! A selection of student artwork will be displayed in the state capitol during Kentucky Saves Week, end of February. Classes and groups are welcome to participate, and individual students may submit entries as well. The 2017 theme is not yet determined.
Rules and Entry Form (coming soon)

Teacher Rubric

Contact: Kelly May