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Welcome to Ohio Jump$tart!

 We're on a mission to promote financial literacy for Ohio's youth  
What's the problem?
The National Jump$tart Coalition's High School Survey revealed that the financial literacy of teenagers is declining nationally - and sinking even faster in Ohio. The next survey takes place in 2014.
What can we do about it? 

Ohio students are finally receiving lessons in personal finance. Ohio Senate Bill 311 mandates that all high schools, “beginning with students who enter the ninth grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2010…integrate the study financial literacy…so that every high school student receives instruction in those concepts." But this is just the beginning. 

News & Events

Jump$tart National Educator Conference 2014 

The 2014 conference will be held in Los Angeles, so start saving now. You definitely don't want to miss this one. Check out the details and some great photos from the successful 2013 conference.

National Jump$tart Coalition on Facebook! 

Got Facebook? If not, here's a good reason to get it. Find out about the latest National Jump$tart Coalition news, event information and Educator Conference happenings. Blink and you'll miss a tweet. NatlJumpStart on Facebook will keep you in the loop. Blink on.

How Do Financial Literacy and Financial Behavior Vary by State?  

This survey reveals why Ohioans should spend less time watching the Bucks and learn more about managing their bucks.

Four trusted resources to integrate financial literacy into your classroom or home.

OnGuardOnline.Gov - the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. Full of games, video clips, and plain language articles, this resource is useful for children of all ages, and special education children or children with special needs.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Use "Get Assistance" to have complicated financial concepts and terms explained in concise, plain language articles. Take advantage of free consumer finance lending tools to make informed choices, including the robust "Paying for College" tool.

MoneyAsYouGrow.org -  use Money as You Grow to start a dialogue about money and teach kids important lessons about saving, making choices, and avoiding debt. Put up a Money as You Grow poster on your refrigerator, try the activities in your everyday life, and check to see if your children know the milestones for their age groups.

MoneyAsYouLearn.org - Money as You Learn provides teachers with Common Core aligned texts, lessons, and tasks that connect the Common Core to real life applications while also equipping students with the knowledge needed to make smart financial decisions.