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Colorado Jump$tart Coalition - January 2014

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WHAT WE DO:

The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition is a nonprofit organization with more than 30 organizations and individuals representing business, nonprofits, government and education throughout the state of Colorado. We have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Colorado youth by:

  • Raising awareness of the importance of  personal financial literacy and the available resources
  • Coordinating and promoting communication and cooperation among coalition members
  • Offering professional development in personal financial literacy for Colorado educators
  • Supporting personal financial literacy education initiatives

In addition, the Colorado Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.

WHAT WE OFFER:

2014 Fiscal Fitness Workshop
The Colorado Jump$tart Coalition offers this FREE, hands-on, 1-evening and 2-day workshop to help you build your knowledge about personal finance topics to reinforce your excitement and ability to bring the same knowledge to students. This workshop focuses on critical economic and personal finance topics to help you improve your own financial well-being. With better financial know-how you will have the tools to bring engaging discussions, lessons, and activities to your classroom.

Topics include: Psychology of Money, Risk Management & Insurance, Building Wealth: Saving and Investing, Maintaining Wealth: Wills & Estates, Money Management, Paying For and Paying Off College, Managing Credit and Debt, Identity Fraud, Financial Services for Your Students Today and Tomorrow, PFL Resources. These workshop recieved outstanding evaluations from P-12 Colorado educators in 2011, 2012, and 2013!  Speakers are top-notch, content is life-changing and the food is delicious!

WHAT WE SEEK:

We seek organizations and concerned individuals to become involved with the Coalition. That’s right, Join the Coalition!  If you or your organization is actively engaged in promoting personal financial literacy for youth, we invite you to become a partner.  For 2014 membership dues levels, check out our website www.cojumpstart.org.

Membership Benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities at Partner meetings and events
  • Insight into problems and solutions in financial literacy
  • Listing in Jump$tart promotional materials, including Resource Guide
  • Link and listing on the Jump$tart web site
  • Exhibit booth opportunities at more than five major educator conferences
  • Access to educators via Fiscal Fitness Workshop
  • Referral of volunteers, media inquiries, and funding information
  • A seat at the table with like-minded, dynamic individuals who are passionate about personal financial literacy


WHAT’S NEW:

Colorado Jump$tart Coalition member organizations have developed a wide range of curriculum materials available at little or no cost. Our resources portal was developed to provide educators with classroom materials for teaching personal finance that are relevant, successful and interactive. All materials include student learning objectives, assessment tools, lesson plans and activities that stimulate student participation. Moreover, the lesson plans found here require little teacher preparation, address a variety of learning styles and correlate to one or more of the personal financial literacy expectations within the mathematics and social studies Colorado Academic Standards. In addition, we provide a great list of literary resources for teaching personal financial literacy!  www.cojumpstart.org.


CONTACT INFORMATION:

C.J. Juleff, Executive Director
Colorado Jump$tart Coalition
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