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Working together, we can improve youth financial literacy in South Carolina.

Concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully? You've come to the right place.

The South Carolina Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization of individuals representing business, government and education, joined to improve the personal financial literacy of South Carolina's youth. South Carolina Jump$tart Coalition's objectives are to:

  • Enhance and improve financial literacy levels of South Carolina's K-12 educators and students;
  • Promote and develop public awareness of the importance of financial literacy; and
  • Nurture personal financial literacy within the state through grassroots initiative.

Join us in our cause by completing a membership application today.

Teachers, apply now for selection by SC Jump$tart to attenc the 2016 National Educator Conference

SC Jump$tart invites K-12 educators to apply for an all-expenses-paid trip to Jump$tart's 2016 National Educator Conference November 5-7 in Dallas, TX. Applications are due Wednesday, September 21 and the winner will be notified by Friday, September 23.

In 2015 we selected Swansea High School's Tecoya Brantley-Williams to attend Jump$tart's 2015 National Educator Conference in National Harbor, MD. Ms. Brantley-Williams is a government and economics teacher whose creativity helps 75 percent of her students achieve financial literacy certification. Read more...

Making plans for Financial Literacy Month 2017?

April 2017 will be National Financial Literacy Month--perfect for vocalizing the need for financial education and promoting how you are helping improve financial knowledge in your community. If you have plans or ideas already in the works, share them via email to Brandon Pugh so we can pass them along and encourage others to do the same.

Mayor Dunbar and students at Greendale Elementary


Hands on Banking in Fairfield

Mayor Dunbar reading at Greendale Elementary in New Ellenton   Hands-on banking in Fairfield

Looking for Educational Resources? 

The searchable Jump$tart Coalition Clearinghouse offers diverse materials to suit learner grade levels and budgets--many of them FREE.

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