Louisiana Jump$tart is a coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial capability of individuals by providing advocacy and access to financial education programs and resources.
We are a 501 (c)(3) organization and invite you to get involved by becoming a partner and supporter.
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Workplace Financial Education Honor Roll Announcement of Honorees
The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition’s program, the Workplace Financial Education Honor Roll, recognizes companies that provide financial literacy as an added benefit to their employees. This recognition program is relevant and achievable for the workplace regardless of company size, industry, business model, resources and employee demographics.
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Workplace Financial Education honorees:
Alfred Miller Contracting, Lake Charles
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, Baton Rouge
Central State Hospital, Pineville
Lafayette General Medical Center, Lafayette
Louisiana Farm Bureau, Baton Rouge
Louisiana State University, Office of Facility Services, Baton Rouge
Starmount Life Insurance Company, Baton Rouge
Congratulations to these honorees for making a difference in their employees’ long term financial well-being. Learn more about the benefits of making a commitment to deliver financial education to your employees.
Financial $marts Program Held at Woodlawn HS
Over 200 juniors and seniors at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge competed against each other recently in our Financial $marts for Students program. Our fun, yet informative program featured the games: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire! highlighting college preparation; Money Jeopardy, teaching smart money management; and Ask the Audience, covering financial aid and college planning.
CBBRF Financial Scholars Program Celebration
A ceremony to celebrate student graduates at Port Allen High School who successfully completed the Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation Financial Scholars Program, powered by EverFi was held March 24th. The students spent a total of 850 hours collectively to become more financial savvy. Congratulations to these students who have committed themselves to making better financial decisions now and in the future.
Confessions of a Shopaholic: Teaching Credit and Debt
NO COST Train-the-Trainer Workshop Held
The Confessions of a Shopaholic workshop was developed by Claire Loup, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, New Orleans Branch, and utilizes clips from the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic. The workshop content teaches young people about credit cards, debt, credit reports, credit scores, opportunity costs, financial responsibility and more. Claire presented the full-day program February 24th, 2016 to twenty-eight participants who will present the information to their audiences in the classroom and elsewhere.
High School seniors and their families participated in College Goal Sunday to learn more about applying for financial aid. At this event, Louisiana Jump$tart partnered with the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance to deliver to the seniors financial education material to help them learn basic money management practices while in school. Louisiana Jump$tart was represented at these locations:
- University of Louisiana at Lafayette – Angela Morrison and Katie Templet
- Xavier University in New Orleans - Maria Vibandor and Rosalyn Stewart
- Southeastern La. University in Hammond – Phyllis Phillips
- Baton Rouge Community College - Jessica Oliver and Debbie Lapeyrouse
- Southern University - Blaine Grimes
3 Strong Reasons to be an Official Member of Louisiana Jump$tart
- Access to valuable education resources
- Networking with other advocates
- Continuing education
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