South Carolina


Working together, we can improve youth financial literacy in South Carolina.

Concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully? You've come to the right place.

The South Carolina Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit organization of individuals representing business, government and education, joined to improve the personal financial literacy of South Carolina's youth. South Carolina Jump$tart Coalition's objectives are to:

  • Enhance and improve financial literacy levels of South Carolina's K-12 educators and students;
  • Promote and develop public awareness of the importance of financial literacy; and
  • Nurture personal financial literacy within the state through grassroots initiative.

Join us in our cause by completing a membership application today.


Teachers, want to attend the 2017 National Educator Conference on us?

SC Jump$tart invites K-12 educators to apply for an all-expenses-paid trip to Jump$tart's 2017 National Educator Conference November 3-5 in Washington, DC. Applications are due Friday, September 15 and the winner will be notified by Wednesday, September 20.

In 2016 we selected Landrum High School's Lyndsay Mahaffey to attend Jump$tart's 2016 National Educator Conference in Dallas, TX. Ms. Mahaffey teaches economics and finance to 150 students in grades 9-12.

(Left: Lyndsay Mahaffey pauses with Jump$tart Coalition Eastern Regional Director Bill Cheeks at the 2016 National Educator Conference in Dallas.)

How did you celebrate Financial Literacy Month 2017?

Again in 2017, April was National Financial Literacy Month. How did you celebrate and share the need for financial education?
Follow @SC_JumpStart on Twitter and share your stories.

Mayor Dunbar and students at Greendale Elementary


Hands on Banking in Fairfield

Mayor Dunbar reading at Greendale Elementary in New Ellenton   Hands-on banking in Fairfield

Looking for Educational Resources? 

The searchable Jump$tart Coalition Clearinghouse offers diverse materials to suit learner grade levels and budgets--many of them FREE.

The South Carolina Jump$tart Coalition is a proud affiliate of the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. The National Jump$tart Coalition, based in Washington, D.C., was first convened in 1995 and consists of over 200 organizations committed to improving the financial literacy of America's youth. For more information, visit the National Jump$tart Coalition website at