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2015 Financial Literacy Summit

Many thanks to the sponsors, speakers, workshop presenters and attendees who made the 2015 Connecticut Financial Literacy Summit on October 15 such a big success. Nearly 150 educators, parents, business people and policymakers gathered at Rentschler Field in East Hartford to begin collaborating on new ways to improve the financial education of our state’s young people. The Summit, hosted by the Connecticut Chapter of the Jump$tart Coalition in association with the State Treasurer’s Office, was the first step in this process. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

  • Release of a new survey on financial education in Connecticut’s public high schools
  • Video of key speakers
  • Conference Presentations:
    • EverFi – Leveraging Technology to Support Financial Education
    • People’s United Bank – Economic Impact of Financial Illiteracy
    • Higher One – Money on Campus: The Financial Behavior of College Students and How to Improve It
    • FDIC – Money Smart for Young People: Raising Financially Capable Children