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Mission

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.

Minnesota Jump$tart Annual Event

Join MN Jump$tart virtually on Thursday, April 22 from 3:30 – 4:15 p.m. for an inspiring afternoon in support of youth financial wellness!  During this annual event, you’ll enjoy hearing from a variety of speakers and student panelists on the importance of youth financial literacy.

Register here: https://forms.gle/ZcJVWhP8AAhpCX7v5

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • A welcome message from the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Commerce
  • Student panel (middle school, high school, and college); hear about their experiences with and perspective on money, personal finance, and resource needs
  • Student panelists and attendees will explore what youth need as they navigate the variety of financial choices and decisions they face now and in the future.

You will receive a confirmation message after you’ve submitted your registration. The Zoom link to join the event will be sent via email on Wednesday, April 21.