Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington State. We provide teacher training seminars, special events for students and reach citizens throughout the state. Our members include individuals, public and private organizations, educators, and non-profit associations – each passionate about making change and advancing our goal to:
- Raise awareness for the need and importance of personal financial literacy
- Increase the use of financial education programs in school and homes
- Grow support for the coalition
Jump$tart Washington Vision Statement
Financial empowerment for Washington residents.
Jump$tart Washington Mission Statement
Jump$tart Washington promotes the development of personal finance skills of Washington residents, with emphasis on education for K-college youth.
Washington Students Are Failing
In 2008, Washington high school students failed the national financial literacy survey administered by Jump$tart (48.6% correct answers) . The results from Washington State look discouraging. Although slightly better than the national average, seniors here failed with a score of 48.6%. Alarmingly, Washington's numbers took a drastic decline from the 2006 survey. Washington slid 11.6% while the national score declined 7.8%.