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2007 State Coalition of the Year
Thank you for your interest and support of financial literacy. Join us in our efforts to coordinate individuals, businesses, State and local organizations committed to raising awareness and educating Louisianans on life-long financial issues impacting their lives. Louisiana Jump$tart is a 501(c)(3) and welcomes your support.

Celebrating 10 Years


Louisiana Jump$tart Recognizes

Financial Education Efforts
in the Workplace

Introducing the Workplace Financial Literacy
Honor Roll

The purpose of our new program is to:

  • Recognize organizations with exemplary workplace financial education efforts to enhance employee financial understanding and well-being; and
  • Encourage organizations to implement, support and further develop financial literacy programs in the workplace.

Companies who provide workplace education stand to gain!

Companies providing financial education show improvement in workplace including increased productivity, employee morale, and company loyalty and decreased healthcare costs, absenteeism, turnover, workplace distractions, and operational risk across the company. Financial education programs have the effect of contributing to the company’s bottom line between $3 and $4 for every dollar spent.

In addition, by submitting your application for the Workplace Honor Roll recognition program, your company will receive:

  • recognition as a leading employer in the Baton Rouge community
  • a certificate available to be posted in your place of business
  • a soft-copy award certificate to post on your website(s)

If your company has been providing financial education sessions for employees, click here to learn more about our Workplace Honor Roll program and to access the application form.

 Financial Education
 Empowers Employees
 to be More Productive

 What Will a Quality
 Financial Literacy
 Program Accomplish for

 Click here to learn more.

2010 Youth Financial Educators' Summit

“Preparing Louisiana Students for Real Life”

The Summit was a huge success!

Thanks to our sponsors, keynote speakers, presenters, exhibitors and partners.

And thanks to the 170 educators, teachers and school faculty from around the state who attended our two-day Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge on September 27-28, 2010.

2010 Educators' Summit Group Picture

Educators browsed 17 interactive exhibits, networked with presenters, and accumulated free educational resources and curricula for use in the classroom. The Summit included several keynote speakers and 18 different break-out sessions conducted by an array of state and nationally recognized experts.

Deborah Hurlbert, LSU AgCenter

Click here
for the Summit slide show.
Alice Burke, Iberia Parish School Board
Deborah Hurlbert, LSU AgCenter won the Kindle!   Alice Burke, Iberia Parish School Board won the Grand Prize, an iPad!

Comments from several of the educators:

D. Wilburn, Business Education Teacher at Woodlawn High School in Baton Rouge said "As a teacher in the Business Education Department, I found the summit to be a 'wealth' of information that will give my students real world application opportunities. For example, I have four teams competing in the Stock Market game in my Accounting 1 class, and I am in the process of enrolling all of my IBCA students in the MoneySkill program."

H. Cosby, Business Teacher at Woodlawn High School in Shreveport said "I had a wonderful time and enjoyed/learned a great deal. I've passed some information on to CORE teachers and will suggest to my principal to have a larger representation next year."

J. Hidalgo, Program Consultant, Department of Education said "Great, informative conference! Received much wonderful information which I have passed on to teacher friends in schools! Please put me on your mailing list for future conferences."

J. Stewart, CTE Internship Coordinator at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge said "The quality of the Jump$tart Summit was wonderful! Breakout sessions were great, outstanding presenters and quality educational resources for the classroom."

Click Here for Session powerpoints.

Making the 
Case for Financial Literacy