MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD
As we enter November, a time for reflection and gratitude, California Jump$tart also has much to remember and be thankful for.
October was wonderfully productive with efforts to advance financial literacy. We partnered with the Orange County Office of Education in two days of teacher personal finance education. Our partner, CCEE, held their national conference in Los Angeles, bringing together educators and advocates to learn and discuss innovative and effective ways to incorporate personal finance in K-12 classrooms. Another partner, Next Gen Personal Finance, launched new educational tools for teachers. Project Groundswell continues to grow, involving parents and community advocates in an effort to expand personal finance education to all schools.
October was also, sadly, momentous for California Jump$tart with the passing of our Chair, Laurie Mitchell. A tireless advocate for financial literacy, Laurie dedicated much of her time to CAJ$, serving as a board member for over 11 years, the past three in the role of Chair. She is fondly remembered as a dedicated leader, passionate about the great need for personal finance education. We are thankful for her work and her legacy, and her memory inspires us to carry on the work she believed so strongly in.
In honor of Laurie's dedication to financial literacy and at the behest of her family, please consider making a contribution to either of these two organizations:
Wishing you a November full of gratitude and blessings!