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The Illinois Jump$tart Coalition believes that all K-12 students and young adults need the knowledge and skill to make well-informed financial decisions throughout their lives.

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Illinois Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is to be a catalyst for enhancing the financial capability of young people through advocacy, collaboration and communication among key stakeholders.

To achieve our Mission, we have adopted the following 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.

The Illinois Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth. For more information, visit their website at www.jumpstart.org.

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Join our mailing list. In each Jump$tart Newsletter, we highlight recent research studies, innovative programs and important upcoming student contests that may be relevant to financial educators.

Join an Illinois Jump$tart Committee

The Illinois Jump$tart Coalition has a number of standing committees pursuing a wide range of programs and activities related to youth financial literacy.  If you would like to become involved in this important work, please visit our Committees Page and contact the applicable Chair to explore volunteer opportunities.  Thanks!

Support Illinois Jump$tart

To donate to the organization using your credit card or PayPal account, click on the Donate Now button below.  Donations to Illinois Jump$tart are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.