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Welcome to Nevada Jump$tart!

Working together we can improve the financial literacy of Nevada's youth

The Nevada Jump$tart Coalition, (NVJ$), is a statewide, all volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit association dedicated to improving the personal financial literacy of children living in Nevada. The Nevada Jump$tart Coalition consists of individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Nevada's youth.

How do you teach your kids about money? If you're involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully - you've come to the right place. The Clearinghouse is a database of personal finance resources available from a variety of education providers such as government, business and non-profit organizations. Once you find a material of interest, you can order it directly from the source. Many of the materials are low cost or free of charge. Teachers often use these personal finance teaching materials to support their state's standards in economics, business, math and family and consumer science.

OUR MISSION

The Nevada Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy seeks to improve the personal financial literacy of young adults.

Jump$tart's purpose is to evaluate the financial literacy of young adults; develop, disseminate, and encourage the use of standards for grades K-12; and promote the teaching of personal finance.

The Jump$tart Coalition believes that all young adults need to have the financial literacy necessary to make informed financial decisions.

GOALS:

  • Develop models for integrating personal finance into K-12 core curricula.
  • Prepare an implementation plan for successful youth financial literacy education to be presented to the legislature, state board of education, and business community.
  • Host an annual teacher summit to train and educate teachers about financial concepts and resources available to assist them.
  • Secure adequate funding to achieve goals.

The Jump$tart Coalition has released 12 must-know personal finance principles that, if comprehended and understood by young people, will make a real, positive difference in their financial outlook.

  1. Map your financial future
  2. Don't expect something for nothing
  3. High returns equal high risks
  4. Know your take home pay
  5. Compare interest rates
  6. Pay yourself first
  7. Money doubles by the "Rule of 72"
  8. Your credit past is your credit future
  9. Start saving young
  10. Stay insured
  11. Budget your money
  12. Don't borrow what you can't repay

The NVJ$ was organized in 2004. The Nevada 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.