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Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy - February 2015

Train the Trainer Workshop

Eighteen Louisiana public school systems were represented at
the 2014 Financial Education Boot Camp.

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.

Coalition Mission:
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.


  • Financial Education Boot Camp
    Open to all educators and community organizations, this one-day boot camp is designed to deliver turnkey curriculum and resources to help educators and youth development professionals draft a plan of action to teach money management life skills to youth.
  • Train-the-Trainer Workshops
    Open to anyone who has access to a young adult or adult audience; these one-day training classes are designed to teach program content to participants who can then share it with their audience. Jump$tart partners teach the modules of programs, such as the FDIC Money Smart programs. The workshop draws a number of human resource personnel who have plans to offer financial education in their workplace.
  • Financial $marts for Students and Families
    This workshop starts a productive dialogue between parents and high school students about what to expect during the transition families face as their youth begin the journey to financial independence and the challenges of life after high school. Jump$tart partners present a series of fun, interactive, and informative sessions designed to address concerns of students and families.
  • Workplace Financial Literacy Honor Roll
    Louisiana Jump$tart has developed a program to recognize companies that provide financial education as an added benefit to their employees. Companies providing financial education show improvement in the workplace including: increased productivity, employee morale, and company loyalty, along with a decreased in healthcare costs, absenteeism, turnover, workplace distractions, and operational risk across the company.

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
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