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2 Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy It’s all about the kids... Kids of all ages Focus on kindergarten - young adult

3 Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy An independent, nonprofit coalition of more than 150 national organizations and entities.  Non-profit organizations  Educational institutions  Financial associations  Corporations  Government agencies

4 Mission Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards, and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making. Vision Personal finance is included in the education of all students. Jump$tart provides the collaboration needed to ensure this education. Unique Proposition Jump$tart is a coalition of organizations that share a commitment to the financial education of youth. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

5 Jump$tart State Coalitions By Region

6 National Initiatives National Biennial Survey Standards and benchmarks Public awareness campaign Clearinghouse Monitoring of legislation Quarterly newsletter April — Financial Literacy for Youth Month State coalitions

7 Jump$tart National Survey of High School Seniors

8 Comparison of 2008 Scores by Subject Matter

9 Jump$tart National Initiatives Standards and Benchmarks 3rd Edition, 2007 Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy National Standards in K–12 Personal Finance Education With Benchmarks, Knowledge Statements, and Glossary Substantially revised in 2007 Benchmarks for 4 th, 8 th, and 12 th grades

10 What Should a Financially Literate High School Graduate Know?  How to:  Find, evaluate, and apply financial information  Set financial goals and plan to achieve them  Develop earning potential and the ability to save  Use financial services effectively  Meet financial obligations  Build and protect wealth

11 Jump$tart National Initiatives Online Clearinghouse  Virtual Library  750+ resources  Many free  Reviewed against standards  Updated annually

12 J$ National Educators Conference  October/November  Space is limited  Watch for information

13 President’s Council on Financial Literacy

14 Let’s Bring It Closer to Home: Texas Jump$tart Coalition All-volunteer, grassroots organization Bonded by common passion and belief Working together for singular purpose without competition

15 Texas Jump$tart Coalition   Seven-member volunteer Board of Directors  Promote/leverage financial literacy efforts of partners Educators State government agencies Nonprofit organizations For-profit corporations Financial institutions and their support organizations

16 TX Jump$tart Coalition Goals  Raise public awareness of personal financial literacy  Enhance professional development of Texas educators on financial literacy issues  Foster communication and cooperation among coalition partners

17 TX Jump$tart Coalition Goals  Promote partners’ financial literacy efforts in Texas  Serve as a resource in Texas for legislators, educators, and other parties interested in financial literacy

18 Texas Jump$tart Coalition  Become a partner; get involved  It’s as easy as  Go to  Download and complete a partnership agreement  Enjoy the power of partnership

19 Benefits of Partnership Opportunity to leverage partners’ financial literacy efforts through a listing on the Texas Jump$tart Web site with a link to your Web site Increased visibility with targeted audiences through publications, Web site, and s Information on activities and issues in the financial literacy movement Significant networking opportunities at Texas Jump$tart events

20 Texas Jump$tart Contact Bill Marley President

21 ALWAYS REMEMBER, IT IS ABOUT THE KIDS !


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