Financial Literacy - The ability of individuals
to make informed decisions in managing their personal finances.
Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition's goals:
The purpose of the Kentucky coalition mirrors that of the national coalition as applied to Kentuckians of all ages. If you're involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully - you've come to the right place.
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with more than 25 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all Kentuckians. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth. For more information, visit their website at www.jumpstart.org.
DEADLINE EXTENDED! Due to the winter weather and school closings, KY Jump$tart voted to extend the poster contest deadline. Enter now! Postmark by Jan. 29, 2016!
Contest deadline: postmarked Jan. 29, 2016 (extended deadline)
Who may enter: Any Kentucky student in grades 5-8
2016 theme: "Picture Yourselfie Wealthy"
Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy sponsors this poster contest as part of our Kentucky Saves Week activities. Kentucky Saves is part of the nationwide America Saves effort focused on making household savings a priority. The Kentucky Saves effort promotes positive savings habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.
For information on Kentucky Saves Week, visit www.kentuckysaves.org.
For more information about pasts years' entries, visit http://www.jumpstart.org/ksw.html.
The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a current Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. The $250 grand prize can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend the national Jump$tart teacher conference. Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart.
$250 grand prize
Deadline: March 30, 2016
"Demographics of Wealth" Special Financial Literacy Month Presentation by Dr. Emmons of the Federal Reserve Bank
Deadline: Register by April 14, 2016
Registration Link: https://www.stlouisfed.org/events/2016/01/ee-conversations
Come hear from senior economic adviser at the Center for Household Financial Stability, assistant vice president, and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis William R. Emmons on April 28 at 5 p.m. ET in Louisville. Dr. Emmons will be speaking on “The Demographics of Wealth” which is a series of essays written by the staff of the St. Louis Fed’s Center for Household Financial Stability in 2015. The essays are based on the staff’s analysis of nearly a quarter-century’s worth of data collected by the Federal Reserve through its Survey of Consumer Finances. The results of the survey provide the most comprehensive picture of American families’ balance sheets and financial behavior over time.
As the title of the series implies, there appear to be connections between wealth and a person’s race (or ethnicity), level of education and age. These three factors are increasingly determining whether someone is among the thrivers, the one-quarter of the population that is accumulating wealth, or among the strugglers, the other three-quarters of the population that is not.
This event is FREE, but registration is required by April 14, 2016 at https://www.stlouisfed.org/events/2016/01/ee-conversations. When you register, please select the event “April 28, 2016 - William R. Emmons” at the top. The location you are attending will be known by the address you input.