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Utah Jump$tart Coalition Personal Financial Literacy Guide for Special Education

This Personal Financial Literacy Guide for Special Education has been aligned with Utah Common Core Standards of Financial Literacy and includes a variety of interactive resources and lesson ideas that support students with disabilities in accessing the general education curriculum.

Download a pdf version of the guide here.

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


Our Programs

$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.

Student Scholarships

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.

Contact Us

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