Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards, and educational resources. Jump$tart strives to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.
Founded in 1995, Jump$tart is now a partnership of about 150 national organizations and entities from the corporate, non-profit, academic, government, and other sectors. These coalition partners include such familiar organizations as Bank of America, Capital One, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Equifax, the Federal Trade Commission, the National Education Association, and many more. These partner organizations generally conduct and/or support financial education or offer financial education tools and materials.
Jump$tart also includes a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions. Each state coalition is an independently governed and operated non-profit organization, united with the national Jump$tart Coalition through an affiliation agreement and a desire to advance Jump$tart’s mission of financial astuteness for students. Jump$tart's state coalitions are operated predominately by volunteers.
Jump$tart’s strategic role is to provide resources that complement and enhance the individual and collective work of its partners and to take on activities that advance the financial literacy effort on behalf of all of its partners. Jump$tart’s online Clearinghouse is the nation’s most comprehensive collection of financial education resources suitable for students in pre-K through college, reviewed for appropriateness, and based on the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education.
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