Financial Foundations for Educators

California Jump$tart will provide a no cost, six session workshop, on the topic of Personal Financial Literacy for teachers, K-12, in your school district or county.

California Jump$tart believes the first step in educating our youth about money matters is to teach our educators these skills. Personal Financial Literacy education is more critical than ever before. According to the PwC Educator Survey in 2015, 92% of K-12 educators nationwide believe financial education should be taught in schools but only 12% do. And as of July, 2016, this subject matter has been added in two key areas to the History-Social Science Framework.

Financial Foundations for Educators Curriculum:

Spending and Planning

  • Learn budgeting techniques and tools
  • Create SMART Financial Goals

Economic Outlook

  • Understand current trends and their impact on personal finance
  • Learn what drives consumer spending and saving choices

Saving and Investing

  • Learn the concepts of Paying Yourself First/Time Value of Money
  • Understand the risks and rewards of different investment options

Credit, Debt and Home Ownership

  • Explore strategies to manage the use of credit and reduce debt
  • Clarify the elements that impact a person’s credit and FICO scores

CalSTRS Pension and Retirement

  • Learn the CalSTRS pension benefits and services available
  • Understand additional tax advantage retirement savings options

Risk Management and Identity Fraud

  • Clarify insurance options by types of coverage
  • Explore how to avoid, accept or share the risk of financial loss

Bring these interactive sessions to your district or county office by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today. CAJ$ provides the curriculum and all materials needed in the classroom; faculty experts to present each session; all meals; takeaway notebooks and digital copies of all course content; as well as gifts and raffle items for participants.