Most of our parents play a major role in how we relate to money. They are often our first financial […]
Promoting Financial Literacy
The Jump$tart Coalition is the original promoter of April as Financial Literacy Month, which evolved from Youth Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) nearly two decades ago as an activity of its High School Financial Planning Program.
NEFE turned Financial Literacy Day over to the Jump$tart Coalition to promote among its network of national partners and state coalitions. Jump$tart Coalition expanded the day and in 2000 when it began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month and later, simply Financial Literacy Month.
Each April, the Jump$tart Coalition recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of students at its annual awards dinner in Washington, DC.
Introduced in 2003, Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill – known as “Hill Day” – attracts hundreds of participants. The location of the event alternates between a location on the House of Representatives side and the Senate side of Capitol Hill.
The Jump$tart Coalition Annual Awards Dinner and Hill Day are made possible by many generous sponsors; to learn more contact Director of Development and Partnerships Josh Sandler.