Maine Jump$tart Coalition Recognized as 2014 State Coalition of the Year!
The Maine Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was recently recognized by the National Jump$tart Coalition as the 2014 State Coalition of the Year. The State Coalition of the Year Award was created to recognize the sound structure and management of the state coalition, its effectiveness and innovation in reaching, supporting, and assisting teachers, its public awareness activities, its effectiveness in carrying out Jump$tart’s State Coalition Common Strategy, and the level of participation and collaboration within the coalition itself. Joining Colorado, Iowa, California, Tennessee, Virginia, Louisiana, Utah, and Wisconsin, Maine is the first state in the Northeast to receive this important award. Mary Dyer, Maine Jump$tart President will travel to Washington D.C. in April to attend the annual awards dinner and accept this recognition on behalf of Maine.
Maine Jump$tart Statewide Initiatives:
SAVE THE DATE!
The 5th Annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference will on Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. We will continue to offer fee waivers and substitute teacher reimbursement for any classroom educator in need of financial support. Stay tuned for more information!
The LifeSmarts program is a national program designed to help high school students sharpen their knowledge of personal finance and consumer rights and other life skills. Online competition between Maine high school teams takes place through the fall and winter and culminates withe a state final on March 21, 2014 at Unum in Portland, Maine. Through a generous sponsorship from Maine Bankers Association, Maine's winning team will receive and all expense paid trip to the 2014 National LifeSmarts competition in Disneyworld!
We are currently in process of recording and compiling all of the webinars that were offered in 2012-2013 as part of the Maine Jump$tart Webinar Series. Stay tuned for more information.
For more information about the Maine Jump$tart Coalition, download a copy of our informational brochure.
Mary Dyer, President
c/o Maine Jump$tart
PO Box 5024
Augusta, Maine 04332
(207) 620-3556(207) 620-3556