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Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy - December 2014


Denver Broncos Quarterback Brock Osweiler cheers for his team from
Cheyenne East High School during a game of Financial Football.

The Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy is a non-profit organization with 20 corporate members representing business, government, and education that have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Wyoming youth.

Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition's Mission:

  • To raise the awareness of and improve personal financial literacy of all Wyoming citizens

Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition's Goals:

  • Raise public awareness of personal financial literacy
  • Enhance development of Wyoming educators on financial literacy issues
  • Foster communication and cooperation among coalition partners
  • Promote partners’ financial literacy efforts in Wyoming
  • Serve as a resource in Wyoming for legislators, educators, and others

Visa Financial Football
With a lot of assistance from Visa Inc, the Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition put on a very successful game of Financial Football for high school students in Cheyenne. The 2013 matchup was between high school students with team captains of Governor Matt Mead and Denver Broncos Quarterback Brock Osweiler. It was a highly competitive showdown, with fun had by all.

Scholarship to Annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference
The Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition again sent a teacher to the annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference, held in November. This marks the  fifth year that the coalition has  given a scholarship to a teacher to attend this valuable conference. This year’s scholarship recipient was coalition board member Jill Lucero, who is a Business Teacher at Cheyenne East High School.

The Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition needs organizations and concerned individuals to become involved and join the coalition. If you or your organization is actively engaged in promoting personal financial literacy amongst youth, you are invited to become a partner. Partners of the Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition represent a wide range of entities, but all share the common passion of improving financial literacy in Wyoming.

The strength and versatility of the  coalition is attributed to the different interests and areas of expertise—relating to financial literacy—the coalition partners share.

Our partners include:

  • Educators
  • Corporations
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Financial Institutions and their support organizations
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Healthcare professionals

To find out how your organization can become a partner and the annual dues for organizations and individuals, visit our website at www.WYjumpstart.org.

Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition  is working on several different projects and ideas for 2015. In the past, the focus was on events to get the coalition name out to  more groups. For 2015 there will be new strategies focusing more on educators and students that include some of the  valuable takeaways from the Jump$tart National Educator Conference, such as a “traveling” library for local elementary schools, and better utilization of all the information that is housed in the Jump$tart Clearinghouse.

Jay Martinson, Board President
Wyoming Jump$tart Coalition
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