Virginia Financial Literacy Summit

The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that leads a nationwide effort to improve personal financial skills in students and young adults. The Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) led the charge to create a Virginia Jump$tart Coalition, and VSCPA Vice President of Member & Public Relations Tina Lambert served as the first chair of its Board of Directors. The Coalition now has more than 120 members, including credit unions, government agencies, nonprofits, financial planning groups and educational institutions among others.

Among other initiatives, the Coalition holds an annual Virginia Financial Literacy Summit. The event is a huge success, with nearly 300 of Virginia's middle and high school administrators and teachers as well as the state's leading proponents of financial literacy in attendance to learn about this important issue, discuss solutions, hear best practices and get training from industry experts.

Please contact Tina Lambert at (804) 270-5344 if you have any questions about this event or are interested in getting involved in Virginia Jump$tart Coalition.

Created in 1995, the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is a national nonprofit organization that strives to improve the personal financial literacy of students and young adults by promoting their education in personal finance. One of the key components to Jump$tart's success is a grassroots effort to establish state coalitions for personal financial literacy, and Virginia officially joined the pack in April 2005. Members of Virginia Jump$tart include 100+ individuals and organizations in business, government, nonprofit and education with a common goal and passion for improving financial literacy of Virginians. Visit www.vajumpstart.org for more information.