Financial Literacy – The ability of individuals
to make informed decisions in managing their personal finances.

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition believes all Kentuckians need to have the financial literacy and money management skills necessary to make informed financial decisions.

Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition’s goals:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of personal financial literacy.
  • Enhance professional development of Kentucky educators on financial literacy issues.
  • Coordinate and promote communication and cooperation among coalition members.

The purpose of the Kentucky coalition mirrors that of the national coalition as applied to Kentuckians of all ages. If you’re involved with or concerned about students learning how to handle money successfully – you’ve come to the right place.

The Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with more than 25 individuals and organizations representing business, government and education who have joined together to improve the personal financial literacy of all Kentuckians. Working collaboratively, more resources and expertise are available to accomplish this task.

The Kentucky 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 their website at

Celebrate Financial Literacy Month In April

2016 marks the 12th year the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® requested for the governor to declare April Financial Literacy Month. Details about this year’s free public events and activities promoting financial literacy can be found on Facebook at The press releases can be found at Press Releases. The proclamations can be viewed at Downloads.