April is Financial Education Month in Pennsylvania!

Governor Tom Wolf proclaimed April as Financial Education Month on April 1st. Read the press release here.

The House of Representatives has named April as Financial Literacy Month. Read House Resolution 205 here.


Financial Education Legislation Introduced in PA House and Senate

The following bills and resolutions related to financial education have been introduced in the 2015-2016 session. 



If you're involved with or concerned about young people learning how to handle money successfully - you've come to the right place! The Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition is a statewide, all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of Pennsylvania's youth since 1999. Consisting of over thirty-five individuals and organizations the coalition brings together businesses, government agencies, and educators. Our mission is to improve the financial literacy of Pennsylvania youth by promoting the teaching of personal finance in kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Coalition believes that all youth must have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.

Pennsylvania Jump$tart Coalition's Objectives are:
  • Increase financial literacy among the youth of Pennsylvania
  • Enhance professional development in financial literacy
  • Raise public awareness of need for financial literacy
  • Create a clearinghouse of financial literacy educational resources
  • Assist other charitable and educational organizations in the conduct of financial literacy efforts

For more information about financial education in Pennsylvania, please peruse the website. You may also wish to spend time reviewing the following recent reports and legislation:

  • Report and recommendations of the Pennsylvania Task Force on Economic Education and Personal Financial Literacy Education (released January 2013)  Direct download or Website
  • Report on the Status of Economic and Personal Financial Literacy Education in Pennsylvania (released April 2014) Direct download or Website
  • Act 104 of 2010 which includes a section related to economic and personal financial literacy (See section 1551 on page 16 of the linked pdf file)
  • House Bill 1839 which would require every student in Pennsylvania to take a capstone course in personal finance for graduation from high school

Pennsylvania 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