Save the Date - 2014 $tart $mart Teacher Summit
The 2014 $tart $mart Teacher Summit will be held on Saturday, November 8th at Snow College in Ephraim, UT.
This free, full day professional development training will be open to educators in Sanpete, Carbon, Emery, Sevier, Millard and Juab Counties only. Stipends will be available for educators who attend. The next statewide Summit will be in Fall 2015.
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.
2014 Scholarship Winners!
The Utah Jump$tart Coalition is proud to announce the winners of our 2014 Student Scholarship Program.Congratulations to the following students who each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Utah Jump$tart Coalition and America First Credit Union.
Brandon Checketts, Sky View High School
Carlee Daw, Davis High School
Mission & Unique Proposition
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