April is Financial Literacy Month


Financial Literacy Month, sometimes also referred to as Financial Capability Month, has been celebrated each April since 2000.  Throughout the month, events and activities focus on raising public awareness about the importance of financial literacy and the need for financial education, celebrate individual and collective achivements in the effort, and address new and evolving issues in the field.

The Jump$tart Coalition is the original promoter of Financial Literacy Month, which evolved from Youth Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) nearly two decades ago as an activity of its High School Financial Planning Program. NEFE turned Financial Literacy Day over to the Jump$tart Coalition to promote among its network of national partners and state coalitions. Jump$tart Coalition expanded the day and in 2000, when it began promoting April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month and later, simply Financial Literacy Month. 

For Jump$tart Coalition, the month features two key events: Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill and Jump$tart's Annual Awards Dinner.

Hill Day

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill was introduced in 2003 in conjunction with the office of then U.S. Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI).  Known in the financial literacy community simply as “Hill Day,” what began as a small gathering has grown into a public event attracting hundreds of participants. The location of the event alternates each year between the House of Representatives side and the Senate side of Capitol Hill.

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Past Events

Cordray Presentation

Former Jump$tart Chairman Ted Beck (left) and Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine present the Federal Leadership Award to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray (center) in 2014. (Past winners.)

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL-7), and Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine (far right) listen as U.S. Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH-3) addresses the 2017 Hill Day crowd.

Annual Awards Dinner

Each April, the Jump$tart Coalition recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of preschool through college-age students at its Annual Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. 


Funds raised through Annual Awards Dinner sponsorships support Jump$tart's work throughout the year to raise public awareness about the importance of financial literacy, foster collaboration within the financial literacy community, and promote effectiveness in financial education through standards, resources, professional development and ressearch.

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Past Events