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2013 NC Jump$tart Coalition President and Vice President were in attendance at the National Jump$tart Coalition Annual Awards Dinner which was held at the Renaissance Washington, DC  Hotel on Tuesday April 23, 2013.  United States Senator Kay Hagan was one of many recognized during the awards ceremony.  She was the recipient of the Federal Leadership Award which recognizes leadership among members of the Federal Government and Congress for advancing financial education.


Jump$tart names U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) to receive its 2013 Federal Leadership Award. 


Click on the links below to view prior news appearances.


4/15/2010         NC Jump$tart President, Sandy Wheat, attends the State Leaders meeting.



Kids learn lessons in fiscal fundamentals

The Herald-Sun
5/4/09 Learning about finances, bolstering the economy
Raleigh News & Observer
Point of View piece by Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of Policy & Research for NC Action for Children and NC Jump$tart Board Member
4/19/09 Schools must provide children with financial education
Raleigh News & Observer
Letter to the Editor by Alexandra Forter Sirota, Director of Policy & Research for NC Action for Children and NC Jump$tart Board Member
4/12/09 Teach 'em how to handle money
Raleigh News & Observer
Jump$tart Board Members Erin Scheithe, NC Bankers Association and Stacey Sherman,Family Life By Design are quoted about the importance of teaching youth about money management.
4/2/09 Advocates Push for Financial Literacy
News14 Carolina
Video clip of Day at the Legislature event and interview with Raleigh Charter School teacher, Stephen Day. Also features, Representative Thom Tillis and Root Elementary Student, Sophie Paschaloudis.
4/1/09 April Kick Off Event a Great Success!

On Tuesday, March 31, 2009, the NC Coalition of the Jump$tart organization held a Day at the State Legislature to kick off April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month and promote the importance of financial education across the state. The event featured the following guest speakers:

State Treasurer Janet Cowell
Representative Thom Tillis (R-Mecklenburg)
Senator Josh Stein (D-Wake)
Jordan, student from Raleigh Charter High School & his teacher Mr. Stephen Day
Sophie, student from Root Elementary in Raleigh
John Meeks, FDIC & NCJ$ President
Sandy Wheat,NC NCCEE & J$ Vice President
Paul Stock, NC Bankers Association
Adam Pilsbury, Federal Reserve Bank, Leigh Brady, State Employees Credit Union & NCJ$ Board Member Heather Franco, Dept. of State Treasurer & NCJ$ Board

Information was shared about Senate Bill 1019 (sponsored by Senators Stein & Brunstetter) and House Bill 817 (sponsored by Representatives Tillis, Glazier, Wainwright & Howard) to establish a Financial Literacy Council. Alexandra Forter Sirota, a NCJ$ Board member and staff member of the Action for Children North Carolina organization, closed by sharing how the attendees could visit their area Legislators to express their support for a Fiancial Literacy Council in North Carolina. Click on the title above to see photos from the event.

10/14/08 NCJ$ Western Region Coalition Article -Teaching youth about money and credit
Citizens Times, Asheville, NC
Have you ever found yourself sitting at the kitchen table with receipts and a pile of bank and credit card statements spread around you? As you try to sift your way through the financial chaos, you think, Why wasn't I taught how to manage my money back when I was in school? Thanks to the NC Jump$tart Coalition, Western North Carolina youth won't be destined to the same fate of financial confusion but instead a future grounded in strong financial fundamentals. Click title above to read complete article.