Financial Literacy - The ability of individuals
to make informed decisions in managing their personal finances.
Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition's goals:
The purpose of the Kentucky coalition mirrors that of the national coalition as applied to Kentuckians of all ages. If you're involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully - you've come to the right place.
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with more than 25 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all Kentuckians. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth. For more information, visit their website at www.jumpstart.org.
Contest deadline: Postmarked by Jan. 25, 2017
Who may enter: Any Kentucky student in grades 5-8
2017 theme: "Grow Your Dough"
Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy sponsors this poster contest as part of our Kentucky Saves Week activities. Kentucky Saves is part of the nationwide America Saves effort focused on making household savings a priority. The Kentucky Saves effort promotes positive savings habits to help Kentuckians work toward financial stability.
For information on Kentucky Saves Week, visit www.kentuckysaves.org.
For more information about pasts years' entries, visit http://www.jumpstart.org/ksw.html.
The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a current Kentucky teacher in grades K-12 who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to teaching financial literacy topics and motivating students to learn about personal finance. The nominee must not have received this award in the last 5 years. NEW THIS YEAR!!! The grand prize includes paid registration for the 2017 national Jump$tart teacher conference (www.jumpstart.org), as well as $250 that can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend additional training. Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart!
Grand Prize: $250 AND National Conference Registration
Deadline: March 30, 2017
For more information about pasts teachers of the year, visit http://www.jumpstart.org/toy.html.
2016 marks the 12th year the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® requested for the governor to declare April Financial Literacy Month. Details about this year's free public events and activities promoting financial literacy can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/KYJumpstart. The press releases can be found at Press Releases. The proclamations can be viewed at Downloads.