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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:
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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.
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