Ensuring our educators are well-equipped to effectively teach smart money management strategies in their curriculum is the first priority for a successful financial education program. A comprehensive plan that provides them with the knowledge and know-how to best teach children about the various aspects and significance of making smart money decisions is integral to the program’s success.

To optimize the financial literacy of our 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. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 916-231-2133 today to schedule this training.

Available 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.