$tart $mart Summit
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Utah Valley University
"Very powerful day of learning. Thank you!"
Teacher at Discovery Academy
"This training was very well done. I feel like I missed some very good seminars because I didn't have enough time!"
Teacher at Emery High School
"Great information and resources. I liked getting lesson materials I could use right away."
Teacher at Oak Springs School
- 145 educators attended this full day training and received professional development credit and college credit.
- 48% of educators were from Title I or low-to-moderate income area schools.
- 91% of educators rated the training as very good or excellent
- 24 sessions on topics including bankruptcy, investing, paying for college and technology.
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition and our partner organizations will be presenting 9 , full day regional professional development workshops and online workshops in early 2018. These workshops will reach an additional 500 K-12 teachers in Utah.
The 2017 Utah Jump$tart Coalition/America First Credit Union Scholarship Competition encouraged creative YouTube video entries with the theme of paying for college while keeping debt to a minimum. Each of our 6 scholarship winners received a $1,250 college scholarship and their winning entries were featured on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
- 91 entries
- 46 high schools represented
- 1,870 people reached on Facebook
- 3,330 people reached on Twitter
- 417 views on YouTube
- Braydon Lake of Emery High "cooked up" this entry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBcmicYGosI&feature=youtu.be
- Tyler Gibb of Layton High School made a hilarious video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joyo6F3zI9w
- Corinne Archibald of American Fork High utilized her incredible art in her entry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9iEHowH6WM
- Emily Ellis of Davis High School had an eye-popping entry with lots of great information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4v0YDBGzBI
- Bayartushig Tsogtbaatar of Park City High School made a fun and informative video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7OySnJLH3M&feature=youtu.be
- Ally Olcott of Davis High School used her amazing video production skills for her entry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oYunlCtarY
“The topics covered in the general financial literacy course have made it possible for students to actually sit and talk to parents about more than just can I have $20 for the movies. It helps students be more proactive and informed about their financial future.”
George Durfee, General Financial Literacy Teacher at Pleasant Grove High School
2017 $tart $mart Summit Attendee
One of our key initiatives is to garner support for financial literacy education in Utah.
Thanks for the efforts of the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and our partner organizations, once again, Utah was the only state to receive an A+ grade for financial literacy in the “Is Your State Making the Grade? The 2017 Report Card on State Efforts to Improve Financial Literacy in High Schools.”
The report card, prepared by Champlain College’s Center for Financial Literacy, grades each of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia on how well their high schools teach personal finance. The 2017 report card is the third done by the center, with previous reports cards in 2015 and 2013.
Utah is the only state to receive an A+, while Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia earned A’s.
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition will continue to broaden support for Utah's General Financial Literacy Class and financial literacy education. Our goal is to ensure every child in Utah has the tools to have a solid financial future.