Eighteen Louisiana public school systems were represented at
the 2014 Financial Education Boot Camp.
WHAT WE DO:
Established in 2003, the Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a statewide, non-profit organization representing more than 50 partners from: banks, credit unions, businesses, government, federal and state agencies, regulatory authorities, academic institutions, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and individuals who have an interest in promoting financial literacy.
Together coalition partners share their resources and expertise to bring financial education to youth and adults across the state through coalition- and partner-sponsored events and activities and through invitations from organizations.
Louisiana Jump$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.
WHAT WE OFFER:
WHAT WE NEED:
The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition seeks National Jump$tart partners and board members who will provide grant opportunities to fund programs and projects that will assist educators in obtaining the professional development and educational resources necessary to deliver financial education in their classrooms. Also, to deliver workplace train-the-trainer programs to employee-based financial education projects.
As part of the comprehensive, integrated marketing strategy the coalition seeks to affiliate with companies whose philanthropic giving is focused on the health and well-being of the communities where they are located or the communities that they serve. A short-term sponsorship of one of the coalition community events will help reach those most in need of a financial education.
Assistance from the National Jump$tart partners with leadership and/or professional development training in the areas of strategic planning, managing change, or inspiring commitment would be of tremendous benefit to the coalition. Training in these areas will help determine what leadership skills and perspectives are critical for success now and in the future.
The Coalition member organizations are developing plans to create and maintain a financial education video library accessible through the website. The collection of videos would assist educators, human resources staff, youth development professionals, and others in delivering financial education to their audience. The coalition plans to film partners presenting classes, and utilize the many videos available from national financial education partners.
Debbie Lapeyrouse, Chief Operating Officer
Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition
Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy