ICFE eNEWS #18-09 - April 4th 2018
A Financially Literate Future is Within Our Reach
Jump$tart Coalition Will Kick off Financial Literacy Month in April
WASHINGTON - The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial
Literacy and its partners are on a mission to create a
financially literate future (#afinlitfuture) and believe it is
"Within our Reach."
Financial Literacy Month (#FLM18),
sometimes also referred to as Financial Capability Month, has
been celebrated each April since 2000. Throughout the month,
events and activities focus on raising public awareness about
the importance of financial literacy and the need for financial
education, celebrate individual and collective achievements in
the effort, and address new and evolving issues in the field.
This year, the Jump$tart Coalition will focus its events using
the theme: "Within our Reach: #afinlitfuture."
past 20 years, we have made great strides laying the groundwork
for effective financial education and financial literacy
awareness," said Laura Levine, Jump$tart Coalition president and
CEO. "With our partners, affiliates, parents, teachers, schools
and many others working together, I do believe a financially
literate future for our nation's youth is within our reach."
Financial Literacy Month is recognized across the country by
organizations large and small, with a wide variety of event and
initiatives that focus on financial education and financial
literacy. The Jump$tart Coalition's two premier events - its
Annual Awards Dinner and Hill Day - also bring together the
financial literacy community to collaborate, network, and
demonstrate the coalition's collective strength and commitment.
Annual Awards Dinner
The Jump$tart Coalition on April 10
will recognize leadership and outstanding achievement in the
effort to advance student financial literacy at its 2018 Annual
Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Washington, D.C. A reception
begins at 6 p.m. and dinner and awards at 7 p.m. This year the
coalition will recognize:
• William E. Odom Visionary
Leadership Award - Tim Ranzetta, founder, Next Gen Personal
• Federal Leadership Award - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott
(R-S.C.) and U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio-3)
Award - Funding the Future
• State Coalition of the Year -
Tickets and sponsorships are
available. For more information, contact Josh Sandler, director
of development and partnerships at 202-846-6794 or
More than 50
organizations - from the business, finance, nonprofit,
association, government and academic sectors - will gather on
Capitol Hill to illustrate the importance of financial literacy.
Thanks to this year's honorary co-hosts U.S. Sens. Tim Scott
(R-S.C.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Financial Literacy Day on
Capitol Hill (Hill Day, #FLHillDay2018) is slated for April 12
from noon to 3 p.m. in Hart Senate Office Building Room 902.
The event is open to the public; a free buffet lunch begins
at noon with remarks by Sen. Reed and Reps. Steve Stivers
(R-Ohio) and Joyce Beatty (D-Ohio-3). Event sponsors, to date,
are GM Financial, the LendingTree Foundation, the National
Credit Union Foundation and Visa.
Neither tickets nor a
reservation is needed to attend Hill Day.
sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information,
contact Josh Sandler, director of development and partnerships
at 202-846-6794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Literacy Month evolved from Youth
Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for
Financial Education (NEFE) more than a decade ago as an activity
of its High School Financial Planning Program. NEFE turned
Financial Literacy Day over to the Jump$tart Coalition to
promote among its network of national partners and state
coalitions. Jump$tart Coalition expanded the day and in 2000,
began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month.
The Jump$tart Coalition is a Washington,
DC-based nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the
personal financial literacy of students in pre-kindergarten
through college. Jump$tart's nearly 150 national partners and 51
affiliated state coalitions work individually and collectively
to educate and prepare our nation's youth for life-long
financial success. Jump$tart is the original promoter of April
as Financial Literacy Month and publisher of the National
Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education. For more
information about the Jump$tart Coalition, go to jumpstart.org
or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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