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Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Financial Education Conference
June 8-10, 2016
Park Vista Hotel, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Registration is NOW OPEN!  Click here to register for the conference.

PRESENTATION PROPOSALS are now being accepted for the 2016 Tennessee Jump$tart Personal Financial Education Conference. We hope you will join us for this fabulous event!

Proposals should be submitted by Friday, February 12, 2016, using the online proposal form: http://www.instant.ly/s/kocsz.  

Please direct conference questions to Jackie Morgan, Tennessee Jump$tart Education Chair, at Turn on JavaScript! or 615-251-7239.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE AND PROPOSALS

The Tennessee Jump$tart Conference is the premier personal finance conference in Tennessee. The conference provides Tennessee educators with state and national personal finance credentialing opportunities as well as delivers ongoing professional development for personal finance educators in education, non-profit, and industry. Presenting at the conference is an opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the financial education of Tennesseans!

Conference presentations should focus on personal financial education subject matter, curriculum, classroom tools, research, assessment, or other related content. Presenters are encouraged to have engaging and interactive sessions with practical takeaways!

A committee review process will be used for selection of presentations. Individuals submitting proposals will be notified by e-mail by mid-March regarding proposal status.

Accepted sessions will receive registrations for up to two presenters (all presenters must be named in the presentation proposal). Additional presenters may register at $100 per person (payment due April 30), or may be covered if their organization is a Bronze and above sponsor.  Presenters are responsible for their travel expenses including hotel room.

Presentation rooms will be equipped with a projector, screen, flipchart, markers, and wifi. You must provide your own computer.

All presenters must comply with the Tennessee Jump$tart Code of Conduct.



Who we are. What we do.

The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Tennessee’s youth. Tennessee Jump$tart conducted its first meeting in September 2000 and has since been a leader in financial literacy. In 2009, Tennessee Jump$tart was recognized as the State Coalition of the Year by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Selection for the award was based on the coalition’s effectiveness and innovation in reaching teachers as well as the coalition’s overall high quality programming.


Full Board and Coalition 2016 Meeting Schedule

Click here for 2016  Meeting Schedule


Personal Finance 2016 Teacher of the Year Awards  

Entry deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016

The Tennessee Jump$tart Excellence in Teaching Personal Finance Teacher of the Year Awards is a recognition program for outstanding teachers of personal finance. Recipient(s) will be selected based on successful accomplishments in innovation/creativity related to teaching personal finance, teaching approaches, standards accomplishments, collaborations, and program results.  

For additional information about the awards program, please click here.  


APRIL 2015 Financial Literacy Month

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signs Financial Literacy Youth Month Proclamation and takes picture with Tennessee Jump$tart Board Members.

Working together we can improve the financial literacy of Tennessee's youth! The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 50 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Tennessee's youth. Tennessee Jump$tart conducted its first meeting in September 2000 and has been a leader in the financial literacy of Tennessee's youth.

Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition's goals:

  • Raise public awareness.
  • Enhance professional development of Tennessee educators (school and nontraditional).
  • Promote membership, communication and cooperation among coalition members.
  • Establish firm organizational structure including budget.
  • Develop and promote personal finance legislation.

Tennessee Jump$tart understands how important financial literacy is for the future of the economic welfare of Tennessee. For this reason, we are always looking for ways to educate young Tennesseans in underserved communities about personal finance topics.


Other Upcoming Tennessee Jump$tart and Partner Events

 Check out volunteer opportunities at the Get Involved Section of our site.



Updated Speakers Bureau List Now Available

We have updated our Speakers Bureau to include several more speakers! The Bureau includes many organizations from across the state that provide financial education programs for youth and adults. Check out our listings to find an organization in your area providing this valuable education. For more information, just visit the Resources section of our site.


 

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2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award

 

The Tennessee Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy was awarded the 2012 Financial Literacy Leadership Award by the Tennessee Financial Literacy Commission. The award gave recognition for outstanding leadership in Tennessee financial literacy initiatives. Tennessee Jump$tart co-presidents Kristina Canan, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union, and Dr. Ann Berry, UT Extension, received the award from Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey at the Commission’s first annual awards program April 10, 2012 at the Tennessee State Capitol.