Partners

The following organizations and individuals are members of the Kentucky Jump$tart Coalition.

Class Act Federal Credit Union
Class Act Federal Credit Union was established in 1954 to serve the personal finance needs of JCPS teachers and other school employees. It has expanded to serve public and private school systems throughout Kentuckiana with a focus on education and financial literacy.  As a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative, our focus is to serve the best interests of our member-owners.


EVERFI
EVERFI is a digital platform that empowers students with real world skills. Provided at no-cost to Kentucky schools through sponsor funding from folks like Truist, Fifth Third Bank and local community banks, the personal finance standard-aligned, student self-directed resources within the platform cover crucial topics in financial wellness. In addition to the platform, EVERFI provides professional development and ongoing implementation support at no-cost. To access EVERFI, visit everfi.com/register. For help getting started, reach out to your local KY Schools Manager, Maura Slone, at mslone@everfi.com.


Federal Reserve Bank – Cleveland
The Federal Reserve System is made up of 12 Federal Reserve banks and the Board of Governors. Established by Congress in 1913, the Federal Reserve is the nation’s central bank and has responsibility for:

  • managing the nation’s supply of money and credit,
  • regulating certain banking institutions to ensure their safety and soundness, and
  • serving as a bank for depository institutions and the federal government.

Federal Reserve Bank – St. Louis, Louisville
The Federal Reserve System is made up of 12 Federal Reserve banks and the Board of Governors. Established by Congress in 1913, the Federal Reserve is the nation’s central bank and has responsibility for:

  • managing the nation’s supply of money and credit,
  • regulating certain banking institutions to ensure their safety and soundness, and
  • serving as a bank for depository institutions and the federal government.

Kentucky Department of Education
Career and Technical Education is an essential component of the high school curriculum. For many students, it represents as much as a third of their high school experience. It is a critical component in meeting the needs of students in academic achievement, career exploration, career preparation, and leadership development. When high-quality Career and Technical Education programs are integrated with high-quality academic core content, students understand the relevance of curriculum in preparation for their future.


Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions
The Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions is the state agency responsible for chartering, licensing and registering various financial institutions, securities firms and professionals operating in Kentucky. Its mission is to serve Kentucky residents by promoting access to a stable financial industry, implementing effective and efficient regulatory oversight, enforcing consumer protections, encouraging economic opportunities and encouraging sound financial decisions through financial empowerment programs.


Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) is a public corporation and governmental agency and instrumentality of the Commonwealth established in 1966 to improve students’ access to higher education. To that end, KHEAA administers several financial aid programs and disseminates information about higher education opportunities in the form of free publications, workshops and web services for students, parents and adults.


Next Gen Personal Finance
In 2014, Tim Ranzetta and Jessica Endlich founded Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) as a nonprofit organization to partner with personal finance teachers. NGPF provides FREE up-to-date curriculum, engaging professional development and advocacy resources to increase access to financial education. In addition to providing free curriculum and PD, NGPF issues various grants and sponsorships to schools, teachers, students and like-minded organizations. As of 2020, NGPF’s curriculum and professional development has extended to 43,000 middle and high school teachers reaching more than 2 million students.


Office of Career & Technical Education
The Office of Career and Technical Education’s state-operated system of Kentucky TECH schools provides quality technical education through secondary institutions (including 56 area technology centers) and training programs for business and industry designed to meet a company’s specific training needs. The primary purpose of area technology centers is to serve high school students by enhancing and expanding student career options that lead to the continuation of education at the postsecondary level and/or successful employment upon graduation from high school.


University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Extension improves the quality of individual and family life through education, research and outreach. This multidisciplinary field focuses on building assets of individuals and families to address challenges faced across the lifespan. Among the programs offered by FCS are those focused on Securing Financial Stability. FCS Extension specialists, associates and agents teach families to secure and manage basic needs, make wise consumer decisions, avoid overextending credit, develop savings habits and manage financial risks.