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$tart $mart Teacher Summit - March 7, 2015

The Go-To Professional Development Event for all teachers in Juab, Millard, Nebo, North Sanpete, South Sanpete, Sevier and Tintic districts

Earlybird registration starts today! Register before February 6th and you'll be entered into a drawing for a $100 Visa giftcard. Space is limited, so sign up now!

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Join Snow College's very own Russ Johnson to learn innovative ways to integrate personal finance into core subjects and how to take control of your financial future.

Snow College
Karen H. Huntsman Library
141 E. Center St. 
Ephraim, UT 84627


 Keynote Speaker: Russ Johnson, teacher, trainer, author, and keynote speaker has a passion for “teaching and training that sticks!”  He is a sought after speaker who delivers engaging content in a   fun and entertaining way. Russ’ first book, “Quick Student Engagement Ideas for Busy Teachers” teaches educators a simple, four-step process to bring learning to life.

 Break out sessions include:
Cruise with Captain Cash, Finance in the Classroom, Hands on Banking, Identity Theft, Payday Lending, Paying for College,  Pitfalls of Debt, Understanding Your Credit

Important Information for Educators:

  • It's FREE and lunch is included!
  • Teachers and administrators from the following districts are invited to attend: Juab, Millard, Nebo, North Sanpete, South Sanpete, Sevier, Tintic
  • Teachers who attend the entire workshop may elect to receive either .5 USOE credit or 8 Relicensure points.
  • Teachers who attend the entire workshop will receive a $100 stipend.
  • Attendees will receive a FREE copy of Russ Johnson's book “Quick Student Engagement Ideas for Busy Teachers" while supplies last.
  • Space is limited, so register early!

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The next statewide Summit for all districts will be held in 2016. 


Utah Launches Financial Football

Broncos Cornerback Webster, Treasurer Ellis and Utah Jump$tart Partner with Visa Inc. to Roll out Financial Football Statewide

Financial Education Video Game to Help Utah Students Score Financial Touchdown

Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster joined Utah Treasurer Richard Ellis and Utah Jump$tart at Skyline High School to tackle the issue of financial literacy improvement among Utah teens. They announced a statewide effort to improve the money management skills of high school and middle school students with the rollout of Financial Football, a free educational video game and classroom curriculum developed by Visa Inc. The game is being distributed by the Treasurer’s office to every public middle school and high school in Utah.

Webster and Treasurer Ellis rolled up their sleeves and led teams of students in a hard-fought, high energy game of Financial Football. Earlier Webster shared his personal experiences on the importance of money management with students

“Kids need to learn to make smart money management decisions early in life,” said Denver Broncos cornerback Kayvon Webster. “It takes the combined efforts of parents, teachers and mentors within the community to give teenagers a strong background in personal finance.”


Governor Herbert Signs Senate Bill 40

Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently signed into law Senate Bill 40, which funds the creation of an online, end of course assessment for the General Financial Literacy Course, implements a teacher endorsement in general financial literacy and provides additional professional development opportunities for educators in the areas of financial literacy and economics.

Graduating high school seniors are facing a tough job market and rapidly increasing higher education costs. In Utah, approximately 45 percent of college students graduate with student loan debt according to a study from the Institute for College Access & Success. On average, students face $27,000 in student loan debt when they graduate from college, and often it goes much higher.  The Utah Jump$tart Coalition proudly supports Senate Bill 40 as an important step to ensuring Utah students are prepared for a successful financial future.


Mission & Unique Proposition

Our Mission

To improve the personal financial literacy of Kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research and educational resources. We strive to prepare youth for life-long successful financial decision-making.

Our Unique Proposition

Utah Jump$tart is a coalition of organizations, which share a commitment to the financial education of youth. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Raising awareness of the need for personal finance fundamentals;
  • Enhancing the effectiveness of personal financial education;
  • Promoting responsible fiscal attitudes and behaviors; and
  • Encouraging networking and cooperative efforts among business, community, government and education


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