What is the Jump $ tart coalition?
Jump $ pie is a nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC The organization was founded in 1995. Its primary purpose is to promote the financial literacy curriculum in American schools.
The Jump $ tart coalition began as an idea of Ford Motor Credit Corporation CEO William E. Odom. According to the organization, the initial meeting aimed to “develop a strategic plan to improve the quality and scope of the personal finance curriculum modules in schools across the country, K-12.”
In 1997, the Jump $ tart Coalition was incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit organization. There are currently state chapters affiliated with the Jump $ tart coalition in 49 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Jump $ tart Coalition also has a network of federal agencies and national support partners, numbering more than 100, including the American Bankers Association Foundation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Consumer Financial Protection. Bureau (CFPB), Federal Reserve Council, individual banks and financial institutions, national associations and educational organizations.
The goals of Financial Literacy Month
The mission of Financial Literacy Month has always been to promote, advocate and support financial literacy efforts across the United States, especially in schools for children and youth. The Jump $ tart coalition and other organizations promote the literacy campaign through special events, online and print content, school programs and more.