There are many ways that organizations or individuals can become involved with the coalition.
Join the Coalition! If your organization or you as an individual are actively engaged in promoting personal financial literacy, we invite you to become a member. For more information on becoming a member, please visit our Partnership page or contact Cherry Dale, Virginia Jump$tart Chair of the Board.
Support the Coalition! The Virginia Jump$tart Coalition is a charitable 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. As such, in-kind donations such as the printing of promotional materials or hosting of meetings and events are greatly appreciated. The Coalition also welcomes monetary contributions. For more information on making a donation to the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition, please contact Cherry Dale, Virginia Jump$tart Chair of the Board.
Make a difference locally! Organizations and individuals can make great impact at the local level. Here are just a few ways that you can make a difference:
- Financial Institutions: Volunteer to work with a local school or district to provide classroom presentations or teacher support.
- Educators: Incorporate personal finance within your curriculum. Personal finance has been taught successfully to students of all ages and within many core and elective subjects. For more resources, go to the Jump$tart Clearinghouse and search according to your grade and subject matter.
- Policy Makers: Consider ways to incorporate personal finance education into your school's curriculum and teacher professional development programs. Remember, too, that you need not reinvent the wheel. The National Jump$tart Coalition can help you identify successful models. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call (888)45EDUCATE.
- Parents: Begin teaching your child about personal finance at a young age and continue to reinforce these skills. See the Links section or visit the Jump$tart Clearinghouse for more ideas on teaching your child about personal finance matters.