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Jump$tart: State Cents - Texas

Thursday, May 12, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Texas Jump$tart Coalition

Texas Jumpstart AssociationTheTexas Jump$tart Coalitionis a nonprofit organization that connects diverse financial education champions together to prepare Texas youth for lifelong financial success.

The coalition works to:
  • Raise public awareness of personal financial education for Texas youth;
  • Promote financial literacy efforts in Texas;
  • Serve as a resource in Texas for legislators, educators and other parties interested in financial literacy; and
  • Ensure Texas youth are equipped to make informed personal financial decisions.

The Texas Jump$tart Coalition also is an affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.


Texas BoardThe Texas Jump$tart Coalition is in a rebuilding year—working with a stronggroup of volunteer officers and board members. (Pictured right.)

2016 initiatives for the Texas Jump$tart Coalition include:
  • Network with other Jump$tart Coalitions to identify best practices.
  • Create a new, active, and current Texas Jump$tart website.
  • Build communication across existing Texas partners.
  • Support the Jump$tart National Educators Conference Nov, 5-7 in Dallas.
  • Recruit more state partners to further build the coalition.
  • Sponsors for teachers scholarships to attend the Jump$tart National Educators conference in November.
  • Public, private, corporate or personal companies as sponsors or partners for Texas Jump$tart.
Each month, a Jump$tart State Coalition is featured in ourState Cents newsletter. It was designed to familiarize and connect Jump$tart state coalitions with each other, and to facilitate collaboration and cooperation in the financial literacy effort. For more information on state coalitions, contact Western States Regional Director Variny Yim or Eastern States Regional Director William Cheeks.

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