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Welcome to Wisconsin Jump$tart!

Who are we?

Wisconsin Jump$tart is a group of individuals who promote financial education and literacy in Wisconsin with a passion!

We focus our time, energy and resources on a number of financial education activities, events and projects. A major area of emphasis is financial education for students.

We are all-volunteer, non-profit and represent Wisconsin businesses, government agencies, financial institutions, education organizations and individuals. The Wisconsin 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, 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.

If you share our enthusiasm and wish to get involved, we would love to hear from you.

The Forward Learning Institute for Financial and Economic Literacy (FLIFEL)
(Formerly NIFEL)

US Department of Treasury Best Practice!

Offered throughout the year in-person and online!

Jumpstart partners have gathered to bring you The Forward Learning Institute for Financial and Economic Literacy, FLIFEL.  FLIFEL is a collaborative professional development program designed to meet current needs and support educators in building financial literacy and capability in the State of Wisconsin.

The need for financial education in and out of classrooms is growing exponentially across the country. These programs give you the expertise and confidence you need to teach personal finance.

Topics are rooted in the Wisconsin Standards for Personal Financial Literacy and include:  personal budgeting, credit, insurance, investing, paychecks and taxes, critical consumerism, fraud and identity theft.

How you benefit
Learn from top-notch instructors and guest speakers with national and local experience in the financial industry from both the public and private sector

  • Bring back numerous FREE materials and proven curricula
  • Learn classroom-tested teaching strategies that work
  • Network with other educators and, yes, have fun
  • Obtain lesson plans that fit Wisconsin and national standards
  • Become a better manager of your own personal finances

Who Should Attend

  • Teachers of personal finance, family and consumer sciences, social studies, economics, math, business
  • Community educators
  • Others who want to acquire the ability to teach money management and personal finance.
  • Superintendents, directors, administrators, and principals of high schools, middle schools, and grade schools and

This is an initiative done in collaboration with Edgewood College, the Wisconsin Departments of Financial Institutions and Public Instruction, the CBM Credit Education Foundation and Next Gen Personal Finance.


Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a free blended-learning personal finance curriculum, to engage and empower students to make smart financial choices.  NGPF deeply values the professional development of Educators across the country.  A few of the things NGPF has to offer are:

Certification Courses: Certification for Educators on specific Personal Finance topics.
FinCap Fridays: FinCap Fridays combine a 5-question competition with a 2 minute video to energize classrooms and engage students through current events.
Question of the Day: Questions of the Day are the perfect way to warm up your students before a lesson or introduce a new topic. These questions are designed to spark curiosity for better student engagement!