Jump$tart Washington

Make a difference in the lives of Washington students.
Be part of state’s leading coalition for financial literacy

Jump$tart Washington (JSW) is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington State. We provide teacher training seminars, special events for students and reach citizens throughout the state. Our members include individuals, public and private organizations, educators, and non-profit associations – each passionate about making change and advancing our goal to:

  • Raise awareness for the need and importance of personal financial literacy
  • Increase the use of financial education programs in school and homes
  • Grow support for the coalition

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Thousands of free financial education classes and seminars for consumers will be held throughout the U.S. during Money Smart Week, April 22-29.  
Classes are open to people of all ages at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, community organizations and government agencies throughout the country. They cover a wide variety of money-management topics including saving for college, buying a house, using credit wisely, managing student debt and financing retirement.  
The educational events will be carried out by local and regional partnering organizations. In addition, there are several national partners, including the American Library Association, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the United States Department of Agriculture Cooperative Extension. Money Smart Week is the broadest and most comprehensive financial education program in the country. Started in 2002 in Chicago with just 40 programs, it has expanded significantly to become the only national educational program for people at all stages of life. 
Those who are interested in finding out about classes in their area during Money Smart Week can visit www.moneysmartweek.org.
Annual Program Grants – Deadline is June 30
JSW Program Grants fund projects that support development of personal finance skills of Washington residents, with emphasis on education for K-college youth. The current focus of grant awards is financial literacy that impacts high-needs populations and creates a best practice or tool that is replicable or scalable. Application deadline is Jun 30, 2017.

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