Welcome to Jump$tart Washington
Jump$tart Washington is a nonprofit coalition created to promote the need for financial education in Washington State. Our members and partners, provide teacher training seminars, special events for students and reaching thousands of consumers throughout the state. The coalition includes 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$tart Washington promotes the development of personal finance skills of Washington residents, with emphasis on education for K-college youth.
News from JumpStart Washington
|» President's Advisory Council Issues Recommendations - Thursday, March 21, 2013|
The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability has issued its recommendations on how America can be made more financially savvy. Among its recommendations, the Council found that financial capability must be woven into the fabric of our lives, including the implementation of effective, evidence-based strategies that integrate content into K-12 school curricula.
The Council also recognized that the financial crisis shone a spotlight on the need to improve financial capability in the U.S. and that the subprime lending crisis and escalating debt can partly be attributed to a lack of financial knowledge. read more ...
Washington Students Are Failing
In 2008, Washington high school students failed the national financial literacy survey administered by Jump$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%.
Join Washington’s Jump$tart Coalition and become a member. Help us get financial education into classrooms and homes and into the hands of organizations interested in impacting the lives of students in Washington.
Become a member and particiapate in events such as Reading Day, Washington Saves and Money Smart Week.
The coalition is affiliated with the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy in Washington, D.C. For more information about Jump$tart’s national efforts, visit www.jumpstart.org.