It’s been a few years, but the Massachusetts Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is back, ready to help teachers around the state bring personal finance into the classroom.
Here’s what makes us different:
- Supporting teachers is our mission. Our goal is simple – make it easy for Massachusetts teachers to bring personal finance into the classroom. We’re grateful for all the parents, administrators, legislators and community leaders who raise awareness of the need for financial literacy, but we’re focused on helping the educators who make it real for kids. You can look to us for training and grants, and also for community, recognition and best practices.
- We don’t produce curriculum. There are already more than 800 personal finance programs available to teachers today – and we don’t compete with or favor any of them. Our job is to help teachers put those materials to use. We offer an impartial database of resources, along with training and insights to help bring them into the classroom.
- We’re backed by national resources. We’re part of the national Jumpstart Coalition for Personal Finance. States nationwide rely on its financial education standards, and its clearinghouse of resources is the nation’s largest. We also have access to national training programs and classroom best practices.
If you’re as excited about bringing personal finance into Massachusetts classrooms as we are, learn more about us and our strategy. Even better, we invite you to join us – as a volunteer, a supporter or a friend who’d like to stay connected.
We’re grateful for the hard work and courage of teachers statewide in bringing personal finance to Massachusetts students, and we’re excited to be a part of it!