About Us

About Us

The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of Vermont youth by providing advocacy, information, and educational resources. Vermont Jump$tart strives to prepare young people for life-long successful financial decision making.

The coalition comprises individuals, organizations, and businesses who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of Vermont’s youth. We believe that if teachers and parents have a better understanding of financial topics, they will be able to more effectively share that knowledge with the young people they instruct. This website provides resources and tools that will assist in the presentation of financial concepts in the  classroom or at home.

The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, based in Washington D.C.

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Our Mission

The Vermont JumpStart Coalition is a non-profit, all-volunteer Board of professionals who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy skills of Vermont’s youth.  The Vermont Coalition is a branch of the National Jump$tart Coalition. We are funded by individuals and organizations who support our mission

The Vermont JumpStart mission is: To improve the financial literacy skills of Vermont’s youth.

To accomplish our mission, we:

  1. Train educators and other professionals through an annual statewide conference held in the fall of each year.
  2. Provide programs at events such as Dabble Day/Family Fun Day and other out of school settings.
  3. Provide speakers to classrooms and other settings when requested.
  4. Provide educational resources and tools
  5. Recognize teachers and/or other professionals who have shown outstanding leadership in financial literacy.
  6. Sponsor a Vermonter to attend the National Jump$tart Conference.
  7. Work with the Governor’s office to do a proclamation proclaiming April as Financial Literacy Month.
  8. Work with the VT State Treasurer’s Office on the Treasury Cup.
  9. Promote financial education by educating legislators at the State House Financial Literacy Day.
  10. Advocate through the use of personal contacts, coalition partners, social and public media.
  11. Raise funds needed through requests, grants and an annual Golf Tournament held in August.

The Vermont State Board of Education in January of 2018 approved the JumpStart national personal finance standards for K-12.


Education: State Conference, out of school events, provide speakers, recognize outstanding leadership and identify resources and tools.  Work with VT State Treasurer’s Office

Advocacy: Financial Literacy Month Proclamation and State House Financial Literacy Day

Fundraising: Request funds from individuals and organizations, write grants and Golf Tournament

Public Awareness: Work on the website and other electronic platforms, work with Media, and promote Financial Literacy Month (April)

Organization: Board development

More details for Programs & Collaborations can be found here