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Financial Literacy - The ability of individuals
to make appropriate decisions in managing their personal finances.

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition believes that all Kentuckians need to have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions and seeks to improve money management skills throughout the lifecycle of Kentuckians. The purpose of the coalition mirrors that of the national coalition as applied to Kentuckians of all ages. If you're involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully - you've come to the right place.
The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with more than 30 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all Kentuckians.
 
Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition's goals:
  • Evaluate and improve personal financial literacy throughout the lifecycle.
  • Develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of standards of grades K-12.
  • Promote the teaching of personal finance throughout the lifecycle.
The Kentucky Jump$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.

 
Teachers! Get resources for teaching about personal finance from the national Jump$tart educator conferencet: https://www.facebook.com/NationalEducatorConference

April is Financial Literacy Month

Kentucky Jump$tart isonce again celebrating Financial Literacy Month in April!
2015 marks the eleventh year the Kentucky Jump$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.
 

Nominate a teacher for the 2016 Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year Award

The Financial Literacy Teacher of the Year award from the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition honors a 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 $250 grand prize can be used for financial literacy classroom materials or to attend the national Jump$tart teacher conference. Self-nominations are accepted. This is a great opportunity to recognize the teachers and schools who are working to make students money smart.

$250 grand prize

Deadline TBA

Nomination Form coming soon!


Kentucky Saves Week

Kentucky students in grades 6, 7 and 8 participated in the Kentucky Saves Week poster contest sponsored by the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. One lucky winner from each grade level received a $50 check! A selection of student artwork was displayed in the state capitol during February. To view the winning posters, visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KYJumpstart.

The 2015 winners are:

Sixth Grade:
1st – Dathan Jolly, Metcalfe County Middle School in Edmonton, KY
2nd – Bailee Garrett, Metcalfe County Middle School in Edmonton, KY
3rd – Tayleigh Lucas, Crosby Middle School in Louisville, KY

Seventh Grade:
1st – Claire Butler, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY
2nd – Maggie Gholston, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY
3rd – Emily Zhang, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY

Eighth Grade:
1st – Skylar Anderson, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY
2nd – Ibragim Muradov, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY
3rd – Katie Hornsby, Drakes Creek Middle School in Bowling Green, KY

Entry Form for 2016 Poster Contest coming soon!
For more information about the contest and for links to classroom resources for teachers to use, visit http://www.jumpstart.org/ksw.html.
 

Ky. Jump$tart Receives National Award of Merit by ACTE

We are very pleased to announce that the Kentucky Jump$tart received a national Award of Merit from the Association for Career and Technical Education We were nominated by the Kentucky Association and our partners at the Kentucky Dept. of Education. Susan Sandage received the award on behalf of KY Jump$tart, at the Awards Dinner of the annual ACTE Conference in Atlanta on November 26.
The Award of Merit recognizes individuals or organizations outside the field of career and technical education for the highest meritorious contributions to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of career and technical education. Businesses and organizations considered for the Award of Merit must have demonstrated a concern for career and technical education through sponsored programs, publications, financial support and other activities.
Leslie Slaughter and Susan Sandage with the Award of Merit