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Minnesota Jump$tart Annual Event – April 19, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Registration is now open for our 2022 Annual Event on Tuesday, April 19 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This year, our event will be held virtually via Zoom.

Register here:
You will receive a confirmation email after you’ve submitted your registration. The Zoom link to join the event will be sent via email on Monday, April 18.

We are looking forward to welcoming an engaging panel of educators and community partners for a conversation focused on financial education requirements in the K-12 curriculum and how to get more schools to require a personal finance course or passed in legislation. Our conversation on the importance of financial education for Minnesota youth will be based on a remarkable student-led survey conducted in the winter of 2021, showing 74% of students surveyed would like to see it as a requirement in the curriculum.

Panelists will include:
Tej Bhagra, Student Researcher – Rochester Area Schools
Stephen Day, Director – Center for Economic Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and Virginia Jump$tart Board chair
Kyle Paulson, Teacher – Rosemount Senior High School
Carlo Franco, Youth Engagement and Training Manager – Right Track

Senator Steve Cwodzinksi will also be sharing a welcome message with attendees.


The Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition brings together individuals and organizations to improve the personal financial literacy of Minnesota’s Youth.

Background Statement and History

Minnesota Jump$tart is part of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, which was founded in 1995. Minnesota’s first coalition was founded in the early 2000s. After an initial burst of activity, the Coalition was inactive until 2005, when a group of teachers and organizations came together to re-activate the Coalition. The Coalition developed over time and established four standing committees to serve K-12 teachers, parents, young adults and legislators, as well as ad-hoc committees for Marketing, Events, Communication, and Member Engagement.

The Coalition hosts an annual event or conference in April in celebration of National Financial Literacy Month. Other events and activities have included networking events for partners, webinars for young adults, scholarships for teachers to attend the national conference, a young adult mentoring program, and more. The Coalition also maintains a website and social media vehicles to share information with members and others interested in financial education.

The Minnesota 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 goal.