Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Fostering Financial Education in Maine Schools Conference is going to be May 6, 2016 at the Augusta Civic Center. Conference registration waivers and substitute teacher reimbursements are available. Register today by following this link: http://conta.cc/1LoG2Kz
On Friday, March 4, 2016, four high school teams competed at the Portland campus of UNUM for the right to represent Maine in the national LifeSmarts competition! United Technologies Center (UTC) of Bangor, Mt Ararat High School (SAD 75) from Topsham, Waynflete School of Portland, and Woodland High School from Baileyville all faced off in a round robin competition with the winning team to receive an all-expense paid trip to the LifeSmarts final competition in Denver on April 9-12. Students were quizzed in five key areas: personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, the environment, and technology.
United Technologies Center of Bangor took home the trophy and will be representing the state of Maine in April at the National LifeSmarts Competition. As part of their win, the UTC team created a video that highlights how and why LifeSmarts works for them, how it will stay with them throughout their lives, and why others should participate!
We wish the best of luck to the LifeSmarts Maine Team at the National LifeSmarts Competition. To learn more about LifeSmarts, visit http://lifesmarts.org/.
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. Check out our 2014 Coalition of the Year Video!
Mary Dyer, President
c/o Maine Jump$tart
PO Box 5024
Augusta, Maine 04332