There are many ways that organizations or individuals can become involved with the coalition.
Join the Coalition! If your organization or you as an individual are actively engaged in promoting personal financial literacy amongst youth, we invite you to become a member.
Support the Coalition! The Jump$tart Coalition is a charitable 501(c)3, not-for-profit organization. As such, in-kind donations such as the printing of promotional materials or hosting of meetings and events are greatly appreciated. The Coalition also welcomes monetary contributions.
Make a difference locally! Organizations and individuals can make a great impact at the local level. Here are just a few ways that you can make a difference:
- Financial Institutions: Volunteer to work with a local school or district to provide classroom presentations or teacher support.
- Educators: Incorporate personal finance within your curriculum. Personal finance has been taught successfully to students of all ages and within many core and elective subjects. For more resources, go to the Jump$tart Clearinghouse and search according to your grade and subject matter.
- Policy Makers: Consider ways to incorporate personal finance education into your school’s curriculum and teacher professional development programs.
- Parents: Begin teaching your child about personal finance at a young age and continue to reinforce these skills. See the resources section or visit the Clearinghouse for more ideas on teaching your child about personal finance matters.
Join the ILJC Board! The Illinois Jump$tart Coalition is expanding our board to bring on people with fresh ideas and recruit non-board members to expand our efforts. Board members will bring their individual skillsets to support ILJC carrying free range to develop one’s own plans and activities to expand financial literacy across the state of Illinois. There is no presumption that what was done in the past is the best way to proceed now, join to pioneer a new path to empower Illinois youth.
For more information on the Illinois Jump$tart Coalition, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org