Financial Literacy Month


The Jump$tart Coalition is the original promoter of April as Financial Literacy Month, which evolved from Youth Financial Literacy Day, introduced by the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) nearly two decades ago as an activity of its High School Financial Planning Program. NEFE turned Financial Literacy Day over to the Jump$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, and over the years, has become known informally as “Hill Day.”  What began as a small gathering became a public event attracting hundreds of participants. The location of the event alternates between an office location on the House of Representatives side and the Senate side of Capitol Hill.

Sponsorships Opportunities

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Past Events

Cordray Presentation

In 2014, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray was given the Federal Leadership Award. (Past winners.)

Jump$tart President and CEO Laura Levine (2nd left) and then Chairman Neil Milner (far right) celebrate the 2009 Hill Day with CEE President and CEO Bob Duvall, U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert, and U.S. Rep. Ruben Hinojosa.

Awards Dinner

Each April, the Jump$tart Coalition recognizes leadership and outstanding achievement in the effort to advance the financial literacy of students at its annual awards dinner in Washington, DC. 

Sponsorships & Tickets

Jump$tart Sustaining Partners get a table of 10 with best available placement as part of their support package. Others who want to support or attend the event, contact Turn on JavaScript! for more information.

Past Events