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The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Tennessee’s youth. Tennessee Jump$tart conducted its first meeting in September 2000 and has since been a leader in financial literacy. In 2009, Tennessee Jump$tart was recently recognized as the State Coalition of the Year by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Selection for the award was based on the coalition’s effectiveness and innovation in reaching teachers as well as the coalition’s overall high quality programming.


Full Board and Coalition 2014 Meeting Schedule

 Click here for 2014 Meeting Schedule


Check out who has been named Personal Finance Teacher of the Year.

For more information click here.


Personal Finance Education 11th Annual Educator Conference (June 10-12, 2015, Gatlinburg, TN)

For your planning:

  • Conference Participant Registration (see attachment: TN J$ 2015 Conf Flyer)


2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award

The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was awarded the 2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award by the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission.. The award gave recognition for outstanding leadership in Tennessee financial literacy initiatives. Tennessee Jump$tart co-presidents Kristina Canan, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, and Dr. Ann Berry, UT Extension, received the award from Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey at the Commission’s first annual awards program April 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Capitol.

 

 

 

 


 

APRIL 2014 Financial Literacy Month

 

See proclamation at link below:
Governor Haslam Declares April 2014 as Financial Literacy Month!

Working together we can improve the financial literacy of Tennessee's youth! The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Tennessee's youth. Tennessee Jump$tart conducted its first meeting in September 2000 and has been a leader in the financial literacy of Tennessee's youth.

Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition's goals:

  • Raise public awareness.
  • Enhance professional development of Tennessee educators (school and nontraditional).
  • Promote membership, communication and cooperation among coalition members.
  • Establish firm organizational structure including budget.
  • Develop and promote personal finance legislation.

Tennessee Jump$tart understands how important financial literacy is for the future of the economic welfare of Tennessee. For this reason, we are always looking for ways to educate young Tennesseans in underserved communities about personal finance topics.



Other Upcoming Tennessee Jump$tart and Partner Events

 

Check out volunteer opportunities at the Get Involved Section of our site.



Updated Speakers Bureau List Now Available

We have updated our Speakers Bureau to include several more speakers! The Bureau includes many organizations from across the state that provide financial education programs for youth and adults. Check out our listings to find an organization in your area providing this valuable education. For more information, just visit the Resources section of our site.


 

Be sure to visit Tennessee Jump$tart on Facebook and Twitter!


The Tennessee 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: www.jumpstart.org.