Mayor Suzette Cooke talks to 4th graders about money management and
saving money during Jump$tart Washington Reading Day in Kent, Washington.
WHAT WE DO:
The Jump$tart Washington Coalition is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington State. We provide teacher training seminars, special events for students and reach citizens throughout the state. Our members include individuals, public and private organizations, educators, and non-profit associations — each passionate about making change and advancing our goal to:
In addition, the Jump$tart Washington Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Jump$tart Washington has several projects throughout the year that members and partners can participate in, including:
WHAT WE NEED:
Join Washington’s Jump$tart Coalition and become a member. Help us get financial education into classrooms and homes and into the hands of organizations interested in impacting the lives of students in Washington.
Become a member and participate in events such as Reading Day, Washington Saves and Money Smart Week.
Membership Benefits include:
In addition to hosting teacher and non-profit financial education trainings, Money Smart Week events and Reading Days, the Jump$tart Washington Coalition is pleased to support financial education efforts throughout Washington State to benefit K-College students. A few of the grant-funded projects include:
BizKid$ — Online curriculum available to teachers, administrators and parents on-line and without cost. Each curriculum unit contains education content delivering lesson plans and activities addressing national curriculum standards in the areas of business, family & consumer science, and social studies. All curriculum units are mapped to Washington State Academic Learning Requirements and Jump$tart’s National Standards in Personal Finance. http://bizkids.com/teachers/jumpstart
Washington Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) —
NOTE: The Lake Stevens FCCLA received one of the Jump$tart grant and went on to win the National FCCLA financial fitness award. Lake Stevens FCCLA will receive $1,500 and recognition for the project at the national conference in San Antonio this summer. Their project will be described and highlighted in front of 7,000 people from all over the nation.
Consumer University – Financial Education Ambassador Program (FEAP) at a high school in an underserved community where financial education content is largely absent.
Junior Achievement® — Working with a National Board Certified instructor in the Renton School district to:
President Amy O’Donnell
Jump$tart Washington Coalition
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy