Treasury and Education Recognize High Scoring Students in National Financial Capability Challenge: Average Score 70 Percent among 76,000 Participating Students in All 50 States
WASHINGTON -- Today the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Department of Education recognized high scoring students in the National Financial Capability Challenge. The Challenge, which was unveiled in December 2009 by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Education Secretary Arne Duncan, is designed to increase the financial knowledge and capability of high school aged youth across the United States. To honor the outstanding achievement of many of the participating students, Treasury and Education hosted an event at the Treasury in which select students in the top scoring bracket were recognized by Secretaries Geithner and Duncan.
This award, given by the national Jump$tart Coalition, is in recognition of our work across many areas of financial education and literacy in California. It is a great tribute to all of you who have worked toward our goal, not just this year, but for the many years that lead to this point. We will be receiving the award in Washington D.C. on April 14th at the Annual Jump$tart Coalition Awards dinner. We've done a lot of important work over our 12+ years, set standards for other coalitions and had model leaders of our organization. Thanks to everyone who has played a part in our success and this recognition.
- The Board of the California Jump$tart Coalition
During America Saves Week, individuals will be encouraged and assisted to assess their savings progress and take action to advance this progress. This encouragement and assistance will be provided by organizations and professionals with an interest in improving the financial security of individuals and families.
For more information visit www.americasavesweek.org