Are you passionate about building financial capability and find yourself constantly brainstorming and conjuring up ways to bring personal finance education to more students? If so, we have an amazing professional development opportunity for you!
Next Gen Personal Finance is awarding 20 scholarships for classroom teachers to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Cleveland, OH from November 3-5, 2018!
Prompt: In 250 words or less, describe your specific plans to: 1. improve the quality of financial education provided in your classroom and/or 2. increase student access to financial literacy education in your community
NGPF Scholarship Details
• Submission Deadline: 11pm ET Friday, August 24, 2018
• The scholarship covers transport to/from Cleveland, OH, as well as conference registration and 2 nights accommodation
• To be eligible for an NGPF Jump$tart NEC Scholarship, applicants must:
o Be a current US middle school or high school personal finance teacher or teacher-educator
o Not have received an NGPF Jump$tart NEC Scholarship in the past 2 years
Questions? Reach out to Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition and Vermont Bankers Association, Inc. are teaming up to hold the sixth annual golf tournament to raise funds to support youth financial literacy in Vermont. The fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at the Montpelier Elks Country Club in Montpelier, Vermont. Teams are encouraged to participate!
Vermont Jump$tart Coalition’s Co-President, Nancy Zorn, recently sat down on the Comcast Newsmakers program to discuss the importance of developing children’s money management skills. You can watch the follow video below.
Members of the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition recently spent several days at the annual Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Killington. Jump$tart raffled off prizes, including the three books used for the Treasurer’s Office’s 2017-2018 Reading is an Investment program.
Vermont Jump$tart focuses on ensuring Vermont kids achieve a lifetime of financial well-being. By forging connections with early educators, we hope to open new avenues to educating kids and providing resources to parents.
We were excited to hear of the excellent work early educators are doing around the state. Many expressed enthusiasm about teaching personal finance concepts in the classroom!
On September 20, 2017, Vermont Jump$tart Directors volunteered at the 2nd annual Financial Wellness Day, hosted by Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) and the Vermont Student Assistance Corp. (VSAC).
The free event provided an opportunity to access a range of financial education, including kids’ activities like financial bingo, face painting, and henna tattoos.
This was the second year Jump$tart volunteers took part in the event. Jump$tart Board members Peter Newman, Wendy Rea, and Dylan Giambatista volunteered. Vermont Jump$tart looks forward to taking part in this important event in 2018 and beyond!
The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition and the Vermont Bankers Association hold an annual golf tournament to raise funds to support youth financial literacy in Vermont. The sixth annual tournament was held at the Montpelier Elks Country Club on Tuesday, August 8, 2017.
Team Mascoma Savings Bank, the Low New Winners
Team Community National Bank
Team Passumpsic Savings Bank
Jim Kisch from Passumpsic Savings Bank, the 2017 Putting Contest Winner
Team Northfield Savings Bank, the Low Gross Winners
Paul Jarvis, Brett Walker, Peter Newman & Luke Shullenberger
Special thanks to our 2017 sponsors:
Golf Cart Sponsors – Community National Bank
Prize Sponsors – Passumpsic Savings Bank
Hole Sponsors – Fothergill, Segale & Valley, CPAs, Mascoma Savings Bank, Northfield Savings Bank and Northfield Investment Services
We at Vermont Jump$tart wish to thank the Vermont Bankers Association for once again co-sponsoring our annual fundraiser.
Vermont Jump$tart Board Member Laurel Butler was recently awarded the Vermont Small Business Development Center’s 2017 Vermont State Star Award. Butler is known as a start-up expert who serves as Vermont Technical College’s manager of gender equity/STEM programs.
The award will be presented at America’s Small Business Development Center’s conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Jump$tart Board of Directors extends its warm congratulations to Laurel Butler!