Minnesota Jump$tart Hosts Financial Literacy Bootcamp for Teachers


Minnesota Jump$tart partnered with NextGen Personal Finance to host a Financial Bootcamp for over 50 teachers from across the state of Minnesota.

NextGen Personal Finance is a non-profit organization that was formed to connect educators with free resources, professional development and advocacy tools in order to equip students with the knowledge and skills to lead financially successful and fulfilling lives.  NGPF offers a free high-school personal finance curriculum and professional development partner helping teachers deliver essential money understanding in an easy-to-grasp, engaging way.

The event started off with a welcome address from a representative from the Minnesota Department of Education, comments from Bill Cheeks, President of Jump$tart and a message from Minnesota Jump$tart president, Karyn Thompson.

After introductions, the teachers participated in workshops focused on budgeting with roommates, an introduction to credit scores, teaching through interactives and investments.  Throughout the day, the teachers in attendance were continuously providing each other with feedback and sharing resources with one another.  It was truly inspirational to see the level of engagement the teachers had and their commitment to improving the financial literacy Minnesota’s students!

We are extremely grateful to the Minnesota Department of Education for hosting the event and to our partners Everfi, University of Minnesota Extension, Junior Achievement, TopLine Federal Credit Union and BestPrep, who were on-site to provide the teacher attendees with a wealth of information and resources to use in the classroom.

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