The Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition brings together individuals and organizations to improve the personal financial literacy of Minnesota’s Youth.
Background Statement and History
Minnesota Jump$tart is part of the national Jump$tart Coalition for Financial Literacy, which was founded in 1995. Minnesota’s first coalition was founded in the early 2000s. After an initial burst of activity, the Coalition was inactive until 2005, when a group of teachers and organizations came together to re-activate the Coalition. The Coalition developed over time and established four standing committees to serve K-12 teachers, parents, young adults and legislators, as well as ad-hoc committees for Marketing, Events, Communication, and Member Engagement.
The Coalition hosts an annual event or conference in April in celebration of National Financial Literacy Month. Other events and activities have included networking events for partners, webinars for young adults, scholarships for teachers to attend the national conference, a young adult mentoring program, and more. The Coalition also maintains a website and social media vehicles to share information with members and others interested in financial education.