DECA/Jump$tart Financial Literacy Conference

2015 DECA/Jump$tart Fall Financial Literacy Conference Welcomes Teachers and Students

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Laura Levine, president and CEO, National Jump$tart Coalition

Nearly 220 high school students and teachers participated in the Fall Financial Literacy Conference, a new joint venture between DECA and Vermont Jump$tart for the 2015 conference. The conference, which took place on Oct. 13 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, featured 6 workshops for teachers and 12 workshops for students who represented about 13 DECA chapters around the state.

Workshops included following for teachers:

  • ABCs of Credit
  • Careers, Income and Financial Security
  • Financial Literacy Certification
  • Best Practices of Teaching Financial Literacy
  • Using on-line Simulations
  • Money Smart For Young People

Workshops included the following for students (2 sessions for each workshop):

  • Importance of Money
  • Credit, How it Works and Knowing Your Score
  • Fund My Passion Action Plan
  • Risk Management & Insurance; Financial Literacy Success Stories
  • The Importance of Savings Accounts
  • Budgeting for Students

Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont’s Secretary of Education, kicked off the conference.  Laura Levine, president and CEO of National Jump$tart, delivered the keynote address during lunch. We were also pleased to have Bill Cheeks, regional Jump$tart coordinator, with us during the day.

We would like to thank the students and advisors for DECA as well as the Vermont Jump$tart conference committee, Judy Ribolini, Nancy Zorn, and Joanne Hardy, for all of their hard work on the conference planning.