November 11, 2016 – Educator’s Conference – Davis Center, University of Vermont, Burlington
Program content is finalized and information will be forwarded to Vermont Principals and Educators the week of August 22nd. There will be several concurrent sessions on: how to incorporate money management lessons into the classroom, teaching Personal Finance, personal finance simulation for budgeting; information on free resources on the web available to educators; a program designed to provide educators with a fundamental orientation to common money management & personal finance issues; incorporating financial literacy in schools; how can money in the movies be incorporated into financial literacy curriculum.
5th Annual Golf Tournament a Success!
August 2nd was beautiful summer day in Vermont where 28 golfers met at Montague Golf Course in Randolph, Vermont for the annual golf tournament to raise funds for financial literacy in Vermont. For the past five years, this event has raised over $25,000. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all participants that played!
Vermont Jump$tart Names Art Woolf as 2016 Financial Literacy Champion
The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy recognized Art Woolf, University of Vermont Associate Professor of Economics, as the 2016 Financial Literacy Champion at a special ceremony on April 7. The award recognizes leadership and outstanding innovation and achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of Vermont youth. The honor comes with a $1,000 cash award.
Congratulations to Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge Winner, Essex High School!
It came down to the wire. Following more than 17 rounds of head-to-head competition, Essex High School emerged as the winner over Mount Mansfield Union High School to win the championship of the 2016 Vermont Treasury Cup Challenge. MMU finished second. The day-long competition tests student knowledge in personal finance and economics. This was the eighth year for the statewide high school tournament directed by the Vermont State Treasurer’s Office.
Vermont Jump$tart—Advocating for Financial Literacy Since 2004
Members of the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition are proud to say we have advocated for financial literacy for our youth since 2004. With only a small group of dedicated volunteers, most of whom work full-time, we have worked to inform and educate teachers, parents, and students about how to manage money responsibly. We also have served as a valuable resource for low-cost and free educational materials.
Thank you to our many partners, supporters, and friends who continue to work with us to press the case for the importance of financial literacy in our schools. We are thrilled to see more and more schools add financial literacy to their courses of study, and some have even made financial literacy a graduation requirement. How exciting it is to see this kind of progress!
If you wish to learn more about Vermont Jump$tart or wish to join us, please email or call us and leave a message. A member of our Board of Directors will respond to your inquiries.