Jump$tart Coalition National Partners

More than 100 diverse national entities from business, finance, academia, government, and more, working together to advance financial literacy. Is yours ready to join?

Jump$tart Coalition national Partner organizations work collaboratively and collectively to advance financial literacy and promote effective financial education for all Americans, especially our nation's youth. Jump$tart Sustaining Partners are national Partners that have made a significant financial commitment to support our work.

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ABA Foundation helps bankers make their communities better through financial education. The Foundation holds two banker-driven, youth financial education programs, Teach Children to Save and Get Smart About Credit, and also hosts the annual Lights, Camera, Save! teen video contest.

Teach Children to Save raises awareness about the important role that banks and bankers play in helping young people develop lifelong savings habits. Bankers trade in their balance sheets for blackboards and teach students personal finance skills through activities, interactive scenarios and sharing real-life experiences. The program is celebrated throughout the calendar year, with an annual day on a designed Friday during Financial Literacy Month.

Lights, Camera, Save! is a video contest that encourages young people to use the power of video to communicate to peers and others the value of wise saving and spending habits. Students may enter the contest each October and November by submitting up to a 90-second video to a local participating bank.

Get Smart About Credit helps bankers teach young adults the ABCs of wise credit use. Bankers go into classrooms, connect with youth groups and visit college campuses to help young people learn how to budget, use credit responsibly and build a positive payment history. Get Smart About Credit can take place at any time during the calendar year, with the annual day held on the third Thursday in October.

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The American Financial Services Association Education Foundation (AFSAEF), an affiliate of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), was established in February 1990 as a nonprofit 501(c)3. AFSA, founded in 1916, is the national trade association for providers of financial services to consumers and small businesses.

The mission of AFSAEF is to develop educational materials promoting consumer awareness of personal money management skills and provide a forum for research on issues impacting consumer finance. These materials help the public understand the credit process, where to go for help if credit problems occur, and realize the benefits of responsible money management.

MoneySKILL® is AFSAEF’s primary personal financial education offering for students (middle school, high school, college). The free, online curriculum includes the content areas of income expenses, saving and investing, credit, and insurance.

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Ally Financial Inc. is a leading digital financial services company with a full suite of financial products and services including banking, auto finance and online investing offerings.

Ally believes in economic mobility for all; providing individuals and communities with greater access to vital services, education and resources that they can use to make smart, educated decisions about their personal finances. Ally supports financial literacy through its free financial education program, Wallet Wise, as well as through corporate grants and employee volunteerism. Ally Wallet Wise teaches consumers the basics of budgeting, credit, banking and investing, and financing a vehicle. The program is available through www.allywalletwise.com and live sessions hosted by Ally and its affiliates.

Ally released “Planet Zeee and the Money Tree,” a book for families with children that uses a fun and futuristic story line to teach kids ages 6-10 basic financial literacy. The book has an interactive game component called “What’s Zeee Answer?” where children answer questions based on concepts learned in the book. The “Planet Zeee and the Money Tree” book and “What’s Zeee Answer?” game are free and available for download at www.allywalletwise.com.

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Bank of America is a leading financial institution, serving individual consumers, small businesses, middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 49 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,100 retail banking offices and approximately 16,200 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users and more than 15 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world’s leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Better Money Habits®

The Charles Schwab Foundation’s mission is to create positive change through financial education, philanthropy, and volunteerism. More information is available at www.aboutschwab.com/community.

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Capitol Hill Challenge™

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) is the national organization of bank regulators from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. State regulators charter and supervise 79 percent of all U.S. banks and are the primary regulators of a range of nonbank financial services providers, including mortgage lenders, money transmitters and consumer lenders.

Founded in 1902 to further advance the ideas of professionalism of state banking departments, CSBS has evolved to facilitate a nationwide system of coordination among state and federal financial regulators. In 2006, CSBS launched the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS), a regulatory platform for state-licensed mortgage orginators. NMLS has since expanded to include additional non-depository financial services industries as well as an online public database disclosing the licensing status of firms and individuals, including any state enforcement history.

CSBS has been an alliance partner in the FDIC’s Money Smart program since 2003. The program helps adults enhance their money management skills, understand basic financial services offered by the financial mainstream and build their financial confidence to use banking services effectively.

About Experian

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organisations to prevent identity fraud and crime.

We have 22,000 people operating across 32 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people, and innovation to help all our clients maximise every opportunity. With corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, we are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.

Learn more at www.experianplc.com or visit our global content hub at our global news blog for the latest news and insights from the Group.

 

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We’re doing education differently. From grade school through retirement, EVERFI’s interactive financial education curriculum and scalable platform empower learners of all ages to make safe, smart and informed financial decisions. We believe that knowledge powers possibility, and you should never stop learning. By bringing together the public and private sectors to change the way education is delivered, we’re equipping today’s learners with the skills they need to become tomorrow’s leaders.

What We Offer

K-12 Financial Education Offerings: Free to K-12 Teachers and Schools 
Financial capability, employability skills, social-emotional learning, digital citizenship and more. EVERFI addresses these real-world learning needs in the classroom with digital lessons that equip students with the skills they need for success, both now and in the future. Thanks to partners who share this mission, EVERFI’s online resources are available at no cost.  Educators can claim their free accounand explore all that EVERFI has to offer.

Financial Services SolutionsEVERFI partners with more than 850 financial institutions to improve consumer, employee and K-12 financial capability, and to build better consumer and employee relationships.

The Latest on Financial EducationWe know teachers’ time is valuable, and we want to help bring great resources and strategies to them through a series of blogs for educators of all grade levels. Check out the latest research and teaching strategies related to financial education, social-emotional learning, and well-being in the classroom.

What’s New

  • *NEW* EVERFI – Financial Literacy for High SchoolWe revamped our most popular offering to include interactive simulations, realistic scenarios, and gamification. This allows hundreds of thousands of students to learn in an engaging platform through real-life examples related to modern-day budgeting, navigating the gig economy, making e-payments and more. See why teachers are already raving about the new lessons.
  • UBS Teams Up with EVERFI on Employability Skills: Through a new partnership with UBS, EVERFI offers high schoolers across the US digital lessons in college readiness, employability skills and the “soft skills” that make anyone a strong candidate for future success. Explore teaching employability skills with the Keys To Your Future program.
  •  The MassMutual Foundation Excited Students with  Money Planning: The MassMutual Foundation works with EVERFI to ensure middle schoolers are future-ready through the digital course FutureSmart. Students begin with a financial personality quiz and select a mayoral avatar to advise virtual citizens on everyday financial situations they will face in real life. Discover why over 1.5 M students have taken the first step towards success with FutureSmart.

 

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Fidelity Investments has a passion for sharing insights and experience that helps people live the lives they want. The same is true for the company’s involvement in financial education activities, where Fidelity focuses on volunteer efforts in teaching students the basics of personal finances through in-classroom discussion, hands-on simulation activities, and interactive games. Headquartered in Boston, Fidelity serves its customers through 10 regional offices and more than 190 Investor Centers in the United States. With 40,000-plus associates, the firm’s global presence spans eight other countries across North America, Europe, Asia and Australia who are also working tirelessly to meet customer needs. Learn more.

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Five Money Musts 

FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, is an independent, not-for-profit organization with a public mission: to protect America’s investors by making sure the securities industry operates fairly and honestly. We do that by writing and enforcing rules governing the activities of all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA operates under the oversight of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

FINRA believes education is often the best form of investor protection. To this end, we offer a range of tools and programs to help people better understand investing and protect themselves along the way. These resources — including Investor Articles, online tools and calculators, and micro-courses on investing basics — are available at www.finra.org/investors.

We also manage and implement programs of the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The mission of the FINRA Foundation is to empower underserved Americans with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary for financial success throughout life. Through a combination of research and educational programming, the FINRA Foundation helps Americans build financial stability, invest for life goals, and guard against fraud and financial exploitation.

The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation is dedicated to programs and projects that promote financial literacy and independence among disadvantaged, lower income individuals, small businesses, youth and the nonprofit organizations that serve them. By donating Intuit software and online services, the Foundation helps people and organizations master their finances and bridge the digital divide. The Foundation’s signature programs are the Intuit Tax Freedom Project providing free tax assistance through their IRS Free File partnership and the QuickBooks Product Donation Program for nonprofits and small business training partners.

For information please visit www.intuitempowers.org. The site includes details about who is eligible to receive donated software as well as resources to help your organization build awareness in your community.

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Intuit for Education – Educator Resources

Intuit for Education – Prosperity Quest Game

Intuit for Education – Professional Development

Intuit for Education

TurboTax Simulation

QuickBooks for Education

The National Endowment for Financial Education® (NEFE®) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the financial well-being of all Americans. NEFE is committed to educating Americans on a broad range of financial topics and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach their financial goals

The SIFMA Foundation is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the financial markets for individuals of all backgrounds with a focus on youth. Drawing on the support and expertise of the financial industry, the SIFMA Foundation strengthens economic opportunity across communities and increase individuals’ awareness of and access to the benefits of the global marketplace through financial education programs and tools like its investment simulation, The Stock Market Game™; its national essay competition, InvestWrite®; its national invitation-only portfolio competition, the Capitol Hill Challenge; and its industry volunteer program, Invest It Forward.

The SIFMA Foundation gives teachers powerful tools to build successive generations of academically successful, financially savvy citizens. An independent study funded by FINRA discovered that students who participated in the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game program scored significantly higher on mathematics and financial literacy assessments than their peers who did not participate. The study also found that the SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game program also positively influenced the financial planning of teachers using it in their classrooms.

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TransUnion‘s mission is to help people around the world access the opportunities that lead to a higher quality of life, by helping organizations optimize their risk-based decisions and enabling consumers to understand and manage their personal information.

By understanding our customers’ evolving needs and creating solutions that help them innovate and grow, we simultaneously create our own opportunities to reinvest and thrive.

We are committed to providing the most complete and multidimensional information available, to help our customers make the best possible choices. To achieve this, we partner with banks, healthcare providers, property managers and other appropriate companies. By painting a broader picture for our customers, they can develop and apply extremely sound and effective business strategies. We think it only stands to reason, when you continually build upon good choices, you create solid opportunities time and again.

At TransUnion, we value our customers’ success as much as our own. That’s why we go beyond credit data to offer the insights businesses and consumers need to make informed decisions and achieve great things.

We call this Information for GoodSM.

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Common Credit Questions

How to build a budget that works for you

How to read your credit report

How to build credit

Do student loans affect credit scores

For more than 20 years, Visa has been helping people of all ages effectively learn the fundamentals of personal finance. Visa provides free, relevant and innovative financial education resources to parents, teachers, students and consumers so they can learn the essentials of personal financial management. Practical Money Skills is an engaging educational program that informs consumers of all ages about personal finance subjects including budgeting, saving and investing.

Practical Money Skills is designed to help people practice better money management for life. Free program offerings include:

  • A variety of classroom lesson plans and curriculum with presentations, student activities and classroom resources covering budgeting, saving, investing and tips for recognizing and resolving financial trouble.
  • A series of mobile apps to help individuals with budgeting, tracking expenses and improving their finance habits. These apps include Peter Pig’s Money Counter, Lunch Tracker, Plan’it Prom and the Tooth Fairy Calculator.
  • Easy to use, interactive calculators designed to let students explore a variety of topics ranging from the true cost of credit to the best way to build a budget.
  • Fast-paced educational games geared toward all ages including the popular Financial Football game where students tackle financial questions to earn yardage and score touchdowns.
  • Educational comic books developed by Visa and Marvel Entertainment, including Guardians of the Galaxy: Rocket’s Powerful Plan and Avengers: Saving the Day. These comics are available in digital and print, featuring iconic Marvel characters to make financial education entertaining and engaging for students. The new Guardians comic is available in 16 languages, while the original Avengers comic was distributed in 10 countries and available in 8 languages.
  • Efforts in partnership with government officials have included a Financial Literacy Summit with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the adoption of Financial Football in collaboration with 49 state governments and the District of Columbia.
  • A monthly email newsletter highlighting timely financial articles, practical money management tips and useful financial education tools.
  • A “What’s My Score” program enabling college students and young adults to learn important information about credit scores, loans, renting apartments and other relevant subjects at whatsmyscore.org.
  • Fully-integrated social media and mobile tools that are regularly updated with videos, resources and articles to inform both young adults and professionals about the benefits of managing their personal finances wisely.

Visa works with educators, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, leading consumer advocates and financial institutions to support financial literacy programs across the nation and around the globe. To that end, Visa is proud to partner with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy to advance personal finance learning.

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The Hands on Banking® program is a free, non-commercial, financial education learning center offered as a public service by Wells Fargo & Company. As an award-winning financial education program, available in English and SpanishHands on Banking offers essential money management tools and information for people in various stages of life—kids, teens, young adults, adults, entrepreneurs, seniors and military. Through our interactive, self-directed courses and classroom resources for educators, including lessons aligned with Common Core State Standards as well as economics, financial literacy, mathematics, and language arts standards, Hands on Banking offers tools and resources to improve financial literacy at each stage of life.

As a leading financial services company, headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo is a diversified, community-based financial services company offering banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial financial services to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. Our vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

Our Sustaining Partners make a significant annual contribution to support Jump$tart Coalition’s ongoing efforts. For this, all of us at Jump$tart are so grateful for your commitment.

Jump$tart Coalition National Partners

Advantage Publications

Ally Financial

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

ABA Foundation

American College of Financial Services (The)

American Express

AFSA Education Foundation

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

American Savings Education Council (ASEC)

Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE)

Bank of America

Bank of China

Banzai

Biz Kid$

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB)

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

Budget Challenge

Centsables (The)

Charles Schwab Foundation

Church Pension Group

Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE)

College Money Matters

Communication Services for the Deal (CSD)

Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)

Consumer Federation of America (CFA)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Consumer Jungle

Council for Economic Education

DECA

Discover

Discovery Education

DoughMain Financial Literacy Foundation

EduNetwork Partners, Inc.

EVERFI from Blackbaud

Experian

Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

Fidelity Investments

Fifth Third Bank

Finance Authority of Maine

Financial Beginnings

Financial Planning Association

FINRA

FitMoney

FoolProof Foundation

Ford Motor Credit Company

Foundation for Economic Education

Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)

GravyStack, Inc.

Greenlight Financial Technology

InCharge Education Foundation, Inc.

Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Intuit, Inc.

Investment Company Institute (ICI) Education Foundation

Investopedia

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Junior Achievement, USA

Kachinga, Inc.

Knowledge Matters, Inc.

LaFa Publishing

Land Grant University and Cooperative Extension System (USDA-NIFA)

LifeCents

Marginal Revolution University (MRU)

MassMutual Foundation

McGraw-Hill Education

Mitchell Sandler, LLC

Modern Woodmen of America

MoneyTalk

Money Vehicle, LLC

Mortgage Bankers Association

Museum of American Finance

My First Nest Egg

National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)

National Association of State Treasurers (NAST)

National Consumers League (NCL)

National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)

National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF)

National Disability Institute (NDI)

National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)

National Math Foundation

National Parents Union

National Theatre for Children (The)

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF)

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)

North Starr Consulting

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)

OneMain Financial

Onomy

Operation Hope

Pockets Change

Regions Bank

Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation

Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship (SFFLE)

Snigglezoo Entertainment/The Money Mammals

Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, Inc. (SFEPD)

Stock-Trak, Inc.

Stukent

T. Rowe Price

Take Charge Today, University of Arizona

Tax Foundation

TransUnion

Troutwood

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

University of Chicago STEM

University of Delaware – Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship/MAEEE

Varo Bank

Visa, Inc.

Wells Fargo Foundation

Working in Support of Education (W!SE)

Zogo Finance

National Partner Emblem

Jump$tart National Partner Organizations are invited and encouraged to display this special Jump$tart National Partner Emblem as a sign of your commitment to the mission of advancing financial literacy and effective financial education through collaboration and collective contributions. Register to use the emblem, review the terms of use, and download the graphic files here.