Coalition Network

The Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition Network is a collection of organizations and individuals that collectively work to improve financial literacy in the State of Minnesota.  If you or your organization are interested in joining the Minnesota Jump$tart Coalition Network to help improve the financial literacy of Minnesota’s youth, please contact us.

BestPrep – BestPrep prepares students with business, career and financial literacy skills through hands on experiences that inspire success in work and life. BestPrep offers six innovative programs: Classroom Plus, eMentors, Financial Matters, Minnesota Business Venture, The Stockmarket Game and the Technology Integration workshop.

Comer Consulting, LLC – Actively writes and speaks on various financial literacy topics.

Consumer Credit of Minnesota – Non-profit credit counseling agency.

FamilyMeans – FamilyMeans Consumer Credit Counseling Services offers tools and education so people can regain financial stability and reduce unmanageable debt.

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – The Federal Reserve System is the central bank of the United States. Congress created the Federal Reserve through a law passed in 1913, charging it with a responsibility to foster a sound banking system and a healthy economy. This broad mission remains today for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the 11 other Federal Reserve Banks, each serving a specific region of the country.  The Minneapolis Fed, with one branch in Helena, Montana, serves six states of the Ninth Federal Reserve District: Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota, 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Resources for individuals, teachers, and the public at large can be found at

Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest – Junior Achievement (JA) offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to Kindergarten -12th grade students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin primarily by working through educators and local schools. More than 160,000 students in grades K-12 experience JA in their classroom every school year in over 650 schools. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin in kindergarten, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers; JA programs continue through the middle and high school grades, preparing students for their future and teaching them how to succeed in the global economy. JA empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

MBITE – Professional organization for secondary and post-secondary teachers of marketing, business and information technology.

Minnesota Council on Economic Education – The Minnesota Council on Economic Education (MCEE) provides professional development to K-12 teachers and direct student programming in economics and personal finance education.

TopLine Federal Credit Union – TopLine Federal Credit Union remains a member-owned financial services cooperative dedicated to helping Twin Cities banking consumers achieve their financial goals.  TopLine does this by offering financial education, premium personalized service, competitive savings and loan rates and low fees from offices in the Minneapolis / St. Paul metro area.

University of Minnesota – The University of Minnesota provides education for communities and families. This organization is the outreach arm for the University of Minnesota.

University of Minnesota Extension – The University of Minnesota Extension teaches families (and the professionals that teach them) skills for making wiser decisions about money and other financial resources for today and in the future.

Wings Federal Credit Union – Chartered by seven Northwest Airlines employees, our founders recognized the value of a cooperative financial institution where members help each other succeed financially. In the cooperative spirit, Wings is a not-for-profit financial institution where members are also owners.