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Return, Reset, and Recommit to Financial Education

Teachers, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and other supporters of financial education will gather in November for the 12th annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference at the historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC, to “return, reset, and recommit” to financial education in the classroom.

For teachers, the Jump$tart National Educator Conference remains an all-scholarship event.  Through the generosity of our scholarship providers and other donors, teacher participants are provided full conference registration, two hotel nights, and six conference meals.  For Jump$tart Partners and other financial literacy stakeholders, the conference offers a platform for reaching teachers and networking with the educator community and with each other.

All teachers interested in attending the 2021 Jump$tart National Educator Conference must apply for a scholarship (or must have received one from one of our participating Partners or State Coalitions).  The scholarship application period runs from April 1 through August 20, 2021.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application


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.