WHO ARE WE?
The Alabama Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization that was established in December 2002 in Alabama to increase financial education in kindergarten through college. The Alabama Jump$tart Coalition is an independent affiliate of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The national Jump$tart Coalition is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1995, the coalition includes more than 100 national partners and a network of 51 state affiliates that share a commitment to #afinlitfuture and to working collaboratively toward common goals.
MISSION STATEMENT: The Alabama Jump$tart Coalition seeks to increase financial literacy for all K-16 students in Alabama by collaborating with other organizations in Alabama to promote financial literacy.
VISION STATEMENT: The Alabama Jump$tart Coalition envisions a time when all Alabama young people will be financially literate and equipped to achieve lifetime financial goals upon graduation from high school.
Financial Education Requirements
In 2014, the State of Alabama passed a requirement that all students in 9th grade would be required to take a Career Preparedness class. This class teaches youth skills for career exploration and financial education and is currently a requirement for graduation.