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Welcome to the Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

2014 Maine Jump$tart Educator of the Year Award

The Maine Jump$tart Coalition Board of Directors is currently seeking nominations for the Maine Jump$tart Educator of the Year Award.  This award was created to recognize a Maine educator who has distinguished themselves through their efforts to improve the financial capability of the students and families they serve. The 2014 award recipient will receive up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement to attend the 2014 National Jump$tart Educator’s Conference on November 8-10 in Los Angeles, California.  The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, October 3, 2014. Nominations can be submitted via e-mail to Turn on JavaScript!.

Maine Jump$tart Coalition Recognized as 2014 State Coalition of the Year!

The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was recently recognized by the National Jump$tart Coalition as the 2014 State Coalition of the Year.  The State Coalition of the Year Award was created to recognize the sound structure and management of the state coalition, its effectiveness and innovation in reaching, supporting, and assisting teachers, its public awareness activities, its effectiveness in carrying out Jump$tart’s State Coalition Common Strategy, and the level of participation and collaboration within the coalition itself. Check out our 2014 Coalition of the Year Video!

Maine Jump$tart Statewide Initiatives:

    NEW: Maine Financial Education Clearinghouse

    Maine LifeSmarts Program

    The LifeSmarts program is a national program designed to help high school students sharpen their knowledge of personal finance and consumer rights and other life skills.  Online competition between Maine high school teams takes place through the fall and winter and culminates withe a state final on March 13, 2015 at Unum in Portland, Maine.  Through a generous sponsorship from Maine Bankers Association, Maine's winning team will receive and all expense paid trip to the 2015 National LifeSmarts competition in Seattle, Washington!

    Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference

    SAVE THE DATE for the 6th Annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference on Friday, May 1, 2015We are excited to announce that this year's conference will be held at the Samoset Resort in Rockland.  We will continue to offer fee waivers and substitute teacher reimbursement for educators in need of financial support.  Stayed tuned for more info!

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    Contact Information:

    Mary Dyer, President

    c/o Maine Jump$tart

    PO Box 5024

    Augusta, Maine 04332

    (207) 620-3556

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    For more information about the Maine Jump$tart Coalition, download a copy of our informational brochure.