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The Florida 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, DC.  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.

Our Mission:

The Florida Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, Inc. (the “Florida Jump$tart Coalition”) seeks to improve the personal financial wellness of youth and young adults within the state of Florida by being a resource and providing networking opportunities for financial capability educators throughout the state.

Our Objectives:

To support those organizations and individuals in Florida that provide and support personal financial wellness programs and activities, with emphasis on the education of children and young adults.

To advocate for and encourage the creation of new personal financial capability opportunities through engagement and partnerships with personal financial education providers, funders and community leaders.

To assist personal financial education providers in Florida in locating resources and facilitating partnership opportunities.

To educate community leaders, legislators and policymakers about the importance of personal financial education and increasing financial capability.

To provide a forum in which organizations involved with personal financial wellness can exchange ideas, experiences and best practices in either virtual or in-person event formats.

Our Goals:

To promote the use of high-quality personal finance materials for personal financial education activities and provide assistance to personal financial education providers in locating appropriate materials.

To make known and promote the Clearinghouse database through all Florida Jump$tart Coalition communications channels.

To identify other quality personal financial education materials that can be referred to National Jump$tart for inclusion on the Clearinghouse database.

To obtain feedback from Florida organizations as to their experiences with and recommendations for personal financial education materials they have utilized and make that information know via Florida Jump$tart Coalition communications channels.

To act as a central point of contact for and source of information about personal financial education activities in Florida for providers, supporters, and funders of personal financial education in Florida as well as community leaders and legislators.

To establish the Florida Jump$tart Coalition as a key partner with other organizations in the Financial Literacy space, including federal, state, county and city governmental entities, local school systems/boards, national and regional for profit and nonprofit organizations and organizations operating within the state of Florida.

For more information about or to become involved with the Florida Jump$tart Coalition as an educator, volunteer or partner, please contact Declan Sheehy at