Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a nonprofit focused on educating and empowering a financially capable youth. Led by President and CEO Laura Levine, Jump$tart works with numerous partners in government, corporate, education and the nonprofit sector.
Several of Jump$tart’s projects include Clearinghouse, an online database for financial education curriculum and resources, Financial Literacy Month (April), the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education and the National Educator Conference (NEC).
By providing both tools and training to teachers, Jump$tart can touch more lives on a larger scale. Teachers attending the 2015 NEC reported they provided financial education to nearly 41,000 students. While Jump$tart does not create or endorse educational materials, it does provide useful tools and training to build financial literacy.
Jump$tart’s upcoming training – the 2016 NEC – will be held November 5-7 at the Intercontinental Hotel outside Dallas. NEC is the only national conference for classroom teachers dedicated to personal finance education in the classroom. Each year, the conference provides PreK-12 educators with personal and professional development, access to a nation-wide network of colleagues, and general support for financial education. Teachers also earn 15 professional development hours.
Registration opens September 6 with conference spots priced at $425 for classroom educators and $575 for other educators. The cost is subsidized by sponsors, partners and generous donors, and includes a two night-stay at the hotel and meals. Attendees are required to arrange and cover their own transportation costs.
For more information, see jumpstart.org/nec16.
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