We’re moving into the final months of 2020, and what a year it has been! Now that the newness of the school year has worn off, more teachers are looking for distance-friendly options to introduce personal finance education into their lesson plans.
Welcome back to school! While you may not be on campus, it’s still a busy time getting acclimated to the new school year – distance learning style. Although California doesn’t mandate personal finance education, we all agree our kids need these important skills for life. California Jump$tart’s goal is to see more teachers integrate personal finance lessons into their lesson plans this year.
The events of the last month have shown that great turmoil can lead to necessary growth and change. Parents and teachers have the important task of translating social issues into learning opportunities for our youth. California Jump$tart supports all educators who are teaching students to value diversity, equality and respect for all people.
As we head into the summer months, there is still much uncertainty about how our schools will be operating when the new school year begins in August. Will students be back in classrooms? Will we continue distance learning? Or will it be a hybrid of the two?
In these challenging times, we are all navigating through uncertainty for ourselves, our loved ones and our community. We hope you are staying healthy and safe.
More than ever, we are committed to educate California’s students (K-12) on the significance and value of financial literacy. The California Jump$tart Board is proud to announce the newly redesigned cajump$tart.org!
Kids are eager to learn about money, and parents are looking for reliable and engaging, online sources. Below you’ll find links to many resources where children can learn:
The California Jump$tart Coalition (CAJump$tart) will continue to provide information and resources to the community during these uncertain times. One thing that is certain, is the dedication and commitment of the volunteer leadership and staff that continue to support financial literacy in California. CAJump$tart is open for business, but our staff is working remotely in compliance with Governor Newsom’s orders. Although we hope not, you may experience a slower response over the next few weeks. For optimum service and to increase clarity for our staff and board, an email in place of a call is optimum. Contact us with any questions.
Over 1,550 organizations across the United States and military-affiliated groups around the world are promoting personal savings and encouraging Americans to assess their savings status from February 26-March 3, 2018 as part of America Saves Week.
“The secret to saving successfully is surprisingly simple,” said Madeline Daniels, spokesperson for America Saves. “People with a plan to save are twice as likely to save successfully. Whether you are saving for a rainy day, your retirement, education, or another goal, America Saves Week is the perfect opportunity to set your savings goal, make a plan, and learn how to save the most effective way—automatically.”
2019 was a mixed year, both celebration and sorrow, with the passing of our Chair, Laurie Mitchell. We recognized her life and many contributions to our organization at a dinner on December 13, which was also the 20th Anniversary of the founding of California Jump$tart, (which we also celebrated). Among our guests were Dara Dugay, the founder of the Jump$tart Coalition nationally, Stan Breitbard, the founder of the California Jump$tart Coalition, many ex-Board members, and past partners.
We’ve made great progress in our 20 years as a coalition. But, we have more to do for California’s youth. As a non-profit, all volunteer organization, we need volunteers, especially from the education field and business community, to help teach teachers about money.