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JumpStart Coalition to Honor FDIC Chairman, Department of Education Secretary, and others at April Awards Dinner

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Jump$tart Coalition to Honor FDIC Chairman, Department of Education Secretary, and others at April Awards Dinner

 

 

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2010…The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® has selected Sheila C. Bair, Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, to receive its 2010 Federal Leadership Awards, recognizing their leadership, contributions, and long-term commitment to the financial literacy effort.

The Federal Leadership Awards, once known as the Federal Legislator Awards, will be presented at the Jump$tart Coalition’s annual awards dinner on April 14, 2010, at the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel. (All award winners have been invited to attend the gala but are not confirmed as of this date.) The dinner is attended by Jump$tart Coalition partners and supporters from business and finance, associations and educational non-profit organizations, academic leaders, and federal agency leadership.

THE ONE GUY ON THE INTERNET YOU WANT YOUR TEEN TO MEET

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THE ONE GUY ON THE INTERNET YOU WANT YOUR TEEN TO MEET…

josh-shippthe guy they trust with their biggest problems.

His name is Josh Shipp and he's sweeping the country dishing out advice with an attitude on his popular video podcast at www.HeyJosh.tv . Now he’s coming to San Diego next weekend!

On Saturday, October 3, 2009, the California Jumpstart Coalition has invited the nationally acclaimed youth motivational speaker, Josh Shipp, to speak at its fourth annual Financial Fitness Fair to be held at Junior Achievement of San Diego in Mission Gorge.

This modern, self-help guru can be found dispensing his own brand of wit and wisdom in cyberspace, in books, at conferences, and to packed audiences of appreciative students in high school auditoriums across the country. Listen to him for just a few minutes and you will get it, too. Josh offers up a healthy dose of what he calls “advice with an attitude.” He counsels teenagers on everything they care about and it’s all done in a youth-friendly, humorous tone that is more hilarious survival guide than preachy sermon. Simply put teens totally get Josh Shipp.

Each year Josh Shipp travels the country speaking to over 100,000 teens sending a message that boosts the self esteem and promotes a positive outlook on life. Using modern day communication vehicles such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, podcasts, ebooks, websites and blogs, Josh continues to engage his audience, even after he’s left the building. His newest venture, the “Hey Josh” video podcast is exploding onto the scene and tens of thousands of teenagers worldwide are tuning in each week.

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN FINANCIAL LITERACY

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HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS RECOGNIZED FOR WORK IN FINANCIAL LITERACY

Northern and Southern Californians Receive “Outstanding Educator” and “Leadership” Awards April 23 for Work in Personal Finance Education

 

Los Angeles, April 22, 2009 -- The California Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is recognizing 2 teachers from Los Angeles and the East Bay for their work bringing personal finance education into their classrooms. The “Outstanding Educator” Awards, sponsored through a grant from Citi, will be given during the California Jump$tart Coalition Semi-annual Financial Literacy Meeting April 23 at the California Coast Credit Union in San Diego. In addition, a Northern California community leader will receive the “Leadership Award” for his initiatives in youth financial literacy.

“Our children and young adults must learn about money to succeed in this challenging and complex world,” says Karen Anderson, Chair of the California Jump$tart Coalition, “ so it’s encouraging to see teachers and community leaders developing innovative ways to bring this learning to our youth”. California schools do not require education on money management topics such as using credit, saving, budgeting and investing.

The schools and educators being recognized are:

  • CHUCK CURRIER from Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach
  • MARTIN SANTIAGO from Pittsburg High School in Pittsburg

CALIFORNIA JUMP$TART COALITION HONORS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY LEADERSHIP

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CALIFORNIA JUMP$TART COALITION HONORS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY LEADERSHIP

Nine Across California to Receive “Outstanding Educator” Awards in Sacramento April 23 for Work in Personal Finance Education

 

Los Angeles, April 10, 2008 -- The California Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is recognizing nine high school teachers in San Francisco, Monterey, Seaside and San Diego for their leadership work bringing personal finance education into their classrooms. The “Outstanding Educator” Awards, sponsored through a grant from Citi, will be given during the California Summit on Financial Literacy April 23 at the Sacramento Convention Center.

“Our children and young adults must learn about money to succeed in this complex world,” said Jim Greenwood, Chair of the California Jump$tart Coalition. “It is encouraging to see teachers developing different and innovative ways to bring this learning into their classrooms.” California schools do not require education on money management topics such as using credit, saving, budgeting and investing.

The schools and educators being recognized are:

  • San Francisco: Philip & Sala Burton High School – Cari Bruzelius, Douglas Knight Singer, Pat Flannery and David Knight;
  • Seaside: Central Coast High School – Morgan Sera
  • Monterey: Monterey High School – Alex Petersen
  • San Diego: Hoover High School and San Diego Unified School District,– Vicky Banks, Ellen Towers and James Michaelian