While Jump$tart was founded as a national coalition, the need to collaborate and communicate on financial literacy issues at the state level quickly became apparent. Some of Jump$tart’s earliest state coalitions were formed from existing organizations or cooperative efforts; others were formed when state and local entities contacted Jump$tart to ask for assistance in getting started.
Today, Jump$tart’s state coalition network consists of 51affiliated state organizations and most of them operate as “grassroots” volunteer efforts—without permanent staff or facilities. These state coalitions are independent non-profit organizations, each with its own board and bylaws, connected to the national Jump$tart Coalition through an affiliation agreement. Many of them are tax-exempt through national Jump$tart’s group exemption.
Most of Jump$tart’s affiliated state coalitions use the Jump$tart name and brand, but a few do not. A few have extended their reach beyond the student demographic. Each carries out its mission through a unique mix of activities and initiatives.
To learn more about the Jump$tart affiliate in your state, you can access their individual websites or web pages through our State Coalition map. Also, check out our new State ¢ents e-newsletter, featuring one of our affiliated state coalitions each month.
In addition, see what the state coalitions are talking about on Facebook.
State Financial Education Requirements
Jump$tart National Partner, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) every two years publishes the Survey of the States, which is a comprehensive look into the state of K-12 economic and financial education in the United States. Data is collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
State Coalition of the Year Award
The State Coalition of the Year Award recognizes the sound structure and management of the state coalition; its effectiveness and innovation in reaching, supporting, and assisting teachers; its public awareness activities; its support for the national coalition’s initiatives; and the level of participation and collaboration within the coalition itself. See our State Coalition of the Year Award page for past winners.
State ¢ents is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The goal for State ¢ents is to highlight the exemplary work of our affiliated state coalitions, focusing on one coalition for each issue. Jump$tart distributes State ¢ents to national coalition partners, board members, affiliated state coalitions, state coalition leaders and teachers via e-mail. Prior issues of State ¢ents are available to the public online.
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy