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WHO SHOULD JOIN ILLINOIS JUMP$TART?
Everyone who is an advocate of financial education!

  • Educators and school administrators
  • Curriculum developers
  • Representatives of education-related non-profit organizations
  • Banking and financial services professionals
  • Public sector professionals
  • Legislators who believe in the value of financial education
  • Private citizens who believe that all Illinois youth deserve effective financial education

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ILLINOIS JUMP$TART GOALS

  • Raise awareness of the importance of financial capability
  • Energize new literacy advocates and encourage direct local action to improve financial education.
  • Support individuals, organizations and initiatives that advance youth financial education.
  • Be a trusted resource for financial education information in Illinois

HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY?
Organizations and individuals can have a 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, library or youth center to provide presentations or 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 Clearinghouse and search according to your grade level and subject matter.
  • Policy Makers: Consider ways to incorporate personal finance education into school curricula 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 Turn on JavaScript! or call 1-888-45EDUCATE.
  • 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 Clearinghouse for more ideas on teaching your child about personal finance matters.

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