Financial Literacy – The ability of individuals
to make informed decisions in managing their personal finances.

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition believes all Kentuckians need to have the financial literacy and money management skills necessary to make informed financial decisions.

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s goals:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of personal financial literacy.
  • Enhance professional development of Kentucky educators on financial literacy issues.
  • Coordinate and promote communication and cooperation among coalition members.

The purpose of the Kentucky coalition mirrors that of the national coalition as applied to Kentuckians of all ages. If you’re involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully – you’ve come to the right place.

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with more than 25 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all Kentuckians. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

Kentucky Jump$tart is an independent affiliate of the national Jump$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.

Kentucky Saves Week – 2018 Poster Theme is “Be a Savings Superhero”

Kentucky students in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 are eligible to participate in the Kentucky Saves Week poster contest sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. One lucky winner from each grade level receives $50! A selection of student artwork will be displayed in the state capitol during Kentucky Saves Week, end of February. Classes and groups are welcome to participate, and individual students may submit entries as well.

Contest deadline: Postmarked by Jan. 25, 2018
Who may enter: Any Kentucky student in grades 5-8
2018 theme: “Be a Savings Superhero”

2018 Rules and Entry Form

Teacher Rubric

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy sponsors this poster contest as part of our Kentucky Saves Week activities. Kentucky Saves is part of the nationwide America Saves effort focused on making household savings a priority. The Kentucky Saves effort promotes positive savings habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.

For information on Kentucky Saves Week, visit

For more information about pasts years’ entries, visit¬†

Nominate a teacher for the 2018 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award

The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a current Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. The nominee must not have received this award in the last 5 years. The grand prize is $300 that can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend additional training, such as the national Jump$tart teacher conference ( Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart!

Grand Prize: $300

Deadline: March 30, 2018

Nomination Form 2018

For more information about pasts teachers of the year, visit

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month In April

2016 marks the 12th year the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy¬ģ requested for the governor to declare April Financial Literacy Month. Details about¬†this year’s free public events and activities promoting financial literacy can be found on Facebook at¬†The press releases can be found at Press Releases. The proclamations can be viewed at Downloads.