Who We Are
Jump$tart is a national nonprofit coalition of more than 100 organizations from business, finance, academia, education, government and other sectors, as well as a network of 51 state affiliates, which share a commitment to “financial smarts for students.”
What We Do
The Jump$tart Coalition works to raise awareness about the importance of financial literacy and the need for financial education, especially among youth; fosters collaboration among financial literacy stakeholders; and promotes and supports effectiveness in financial education endeavors.
Jump$tart believes that qualified, supported, appreciated teachers are a key element of effective financial education and we created the Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE) Model and National Educator Conference to help meet their need for professional development.
The National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education delineate the personal finance knowledge and ability that young people should acquire throughout their kindergarten through 12th grade school years to emerge as fully prepared adult consumers.
Students, along with their parents, teachers and friends are invited to try out Jump$tart’s free income and expense calculator for insights into what it might take to support a dream lifestyle. Ready for a reality check?
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