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$tart $mart Teacher Summit

Registration is now open!

Join us for Utah's go-to professional development event of the year, the Utah Jump$tart Coalition's annual $tart $mart Teachers Summit. Educators from across the state will gather on Friday, November 6, 2015 in Park City, Utah to reap the benefits of this personal finance one-of-a-kind event. If you've ever wanted to teach your students about money management, this is the place for you. You'll hear from local authors Richard Paul Evans (The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me) and Snow College's Russ Johnson (Quick Student Engagement Ideas for Busy Teachers) to learn innovative ways to integrate personal finance into core subjects and how to succeed with your own personal finance goals.

Doubletree by Hilton
(formerly The Yarrow)
1800 Park Avenue
Park City, UT 84060


Keynote Speaker: Richard Paul Evans, author of The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me, will share insights into how to get your own personal financial life in order.  Evans has written more than 25 New York Times best sellers, including his first bestseller, The Christmas Box. Evans founded The Christmas Box House International, an organization devoted to building shelters and providing services for abused and neglected children. To date, more than 35,000 children have been served by Christmas Box House facilities.


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, Paying for College, Stock Market Game, Understanding Your Credit

Important Information for Educators:

  • It's FREE!
  • Breakfast and lunch included!
  • 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 be eligible for substitute reimbursement up to $100.
  • Attendees will receive a FREE copy of Russ Johnson's book Quick Student Engagement Ideas for Busy Teachers while supplies last.
  • Thursday night hotel accommodations for eligible districts.*
  • Discounted hotel rates for those who want to stay through the weekend.
  • Mileage reimbursement for eligible districts.*
  • Space is limited, so register early!

Hotel information:

  • You must call the Doubletree to make your own hotel reservation and ask for the Utah Jump$tart Coalition discount (435-649-7000).
  • You must secure your reservation with your own credit card.
  • UJ$C will pay for hotel accomodations for qualified* districts for the night of Thursday, November 5, 2015 only.
  • You may choose to stay additional nights at your own cost for the discounted room rate of $99.00 per night.
  • No shows will be charged to your credit card.

*Beaver, Box Elder, Cache, Carbon, Dagget, Duchesne, Emery, Garfield, Grand, Iron, Kane, Logan, Millard, North Sanpete, Piute, Rich, San Juan, Sevier, South Sanpete, Tintic, Uintah, Washington, Wayne

Click here to register!




2015 Scholarship Winners

The Utah Jump$tart Coalition, along with America First Credit Union are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Scholarship Program.

Congratulations to:

Michael Adkins, Davis High School

Valerie Chynoweth, Emery High School

Analeia George, Timpview High School

Madeline Townsend, Parowan High School


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.”


Mission & Unique Proposition

Our Mission

To improve the personal financial literacy of K-12 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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