Our Unique Proposition
Our mission is to improve the personal financial literacy of K-12 youth by providing advocacy, research and educational resources. We strive to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition is a coalition of organizations, which share a commitment to the financial education of youth. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.
We accomplish our mission by:
Raising awareness of the need for personal finance fundamentals;
Enhancing the effectiveness of personal financial education;
Promoting responsible fiscal attitudes and behaviors; and
Encouraging networking and cooperative efforts among business, community, government and education
View our 2017 Summary of Accomplishments here.
$tart $mart Teacher Summit
Since 2001, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition has hosted a free, full day professional development training focused on financial and economic education. This training, or Summit, brings together K-12 educators, nonprofits, business leaders and government agencies to empower Utah teachers and homeschoolers to teach financial literacy.
The Summit includes engaging, substantive presentations that make personal finance and economics accessible to teachers and home schoolers, helping them take charge of their financial future. The majority of the training sessions (80%) are focused on content and real life applications with the final portion (20%) focused on resources teachers and home schoolers can utilize in the classroom.
Regional Teacher training
In cooperation with our corporate and civic partners, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition works to host 8 regional training's each year to provide quality professional development for teachers specifically focused on financial and economic education.
Advocacy & Outreach
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition works to promote adequate funding of financial literacy education in Utah and to increase cooperation between schools, businesses and community organizations. Financial literacy education is a long term effort with a lasting impact that requires a coordinated effort to produce long term success.
In cooperation with America First Credit Union, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition offers up to six, $1,250 scholarships to Utah's high school seniors who produce creative, informative YouTube videos about keeping college debt to a minimum.
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