Jump$tart Coalition Ensuring Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Financially Capable

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Jump$tart Coalition Ensuring Tomorrow’s Leaders Are Financially Capable

One of the conference highlights is the exhibit hall. Teachers gather resources they can take home and immediately use in their classrooms – and they often take resources for teachers who were not able to attend.

One of the conference highlights is the exhibit hall. Teachers gather resources they can take home and immediately use in their classrooms – and they often take resources for teachers who were not able to attend.

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).

In a role reversal, teachers become students learning about personal finance tools for their classroom.

In a role reversal, teachers become students learning about personal finance tools for their classroom.

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.

While a lot is packed into the two-and-a-half-day NEC, Jump$tart is driven to engage, inspire and appreciate teachers for all they do. And to do that, a little fun is on the agenda as well as learning.

While a lot is packed into the two-and-a-half-day NEC, Jump$tart is driven to engage, inspire and appreciate teachers for all they do. And to do that, a little fun is on the agenda as well as learning.

Congratulations Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy!