Greater Washington Jump$tart Coalition is active throughout the year with meetings of the partners, board and committees along with special events and projects.

What We Do

  • Raise awareness about the need for personal financial literacy and available resources
  • Coordinate and promote financial literacy through communication and cooperation among coalition partners
  • Offer professional development and train-the-trainers in personal financial literacy for Greater Washington educators and other professionals
  • Support personal financial literacy education initiatives and curriculum standards

Our Partners Are Eager and Ready to Assist You!

We offer a variety of personal financial literacy resources and many of the resources are FREE! Feel free to take advantage of the resources below:

  • Customized professional development workshops
  • Age appropriate curriculum aligned with state academic standards
  • Classroom presentations with engaging speakers
  • Engaging lesson plans that cover a wide range of money management concepts
  • Speakers Bureau 
  • Educator of the Year Recognition and Conference Scholarship Award

Greater Washington Jump$tart Teacher Training

The Jump$tart Teacher Training Alliance (J$TTA) is a collaborative endeavor designed to standardize teacher training in personal finance through a shared model to ensure consistency and rigor nationally. The J$TTA is administered by the Jump$tart Coalition on behalf of its partners and affiliates. 

  • Focuses on teachers as learners and as consumers
  • Complements many existing teacher training programs and conferences
  • Is suitable for teachers at any grade level, regardless of the subject into which the teacher incorporates financial education
  • Promotes both consistency and customization

The J$TTA Model emphasizes participants’ understanding of personal finance concepts, rather than the use of a personal finance curriculum or program. The goal of the J$TTA Model is to raise teachers’ level of financial literacy – making them better financial consumers and improving their confidence and competence in teaching financial content. (

Econ 101 Earning Capability
Spending and Planning Financial Services
Borrowing Fraud
Savings and Investing Insurance/Risk Management

Best in Class Content & Resource Workshops

Workshop Topics include:

  • Junior Achievement Programs and Opportunities
  • Recipe$ for Kids for Building Character & Self-Sufficiency: Family-Friendly Money Recipe$ for Kids
  • From Soup to Nuts… Banking Basics to Retirement Planning: University of Maryland Extension
  • Wow! Zone: TD Bank
  • Money Smart for Young Adults: FDIC
  • Banking On Our Future: Operation HOPE
  • Hands on Banking, Money You Need for Life: Wells Fargo Bank
  • MoneySKILL: AFSA Education Foundation
  • Four Cornerstones of Your Financial Future: Ameriprise Financial
  • Understanding Financial Literacy: CABEL Foundation Way