Join the Virginia Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy for the 2013 Virginia Financial Literacy Summit on Oct. 14, 2013, at the downtown Richmond Marriott Hotel. This year's Summit theme is "Financial Literacy for the Real World." We'll focus on the realities of financial literacy/planning skills and will provide teachers with practical resources they can take back to their students.
This year's Summit features keynote speaker Michelle Singletary, who is an author and award-winning nationally syndicated columnist for the Washington Post. Her column and books provide insight into the world of personal finance and she'll be speaking about this topic and more.
The goal of the special event is to bring together Virginia’s middle and high school administrators and teachers as well as the state’s leading proponents of financial literacy to have a dialogue about this important issue, hear best practices and get additional training on personal finance topics.
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We’d like to thank our 2013 sponsors for their generous support of this program! Gold: Wells Fargo Foundation, Virginia Society of CPAs; Keynote: Michelle Singletary's appearance by a generous grant by the Investor Protection Trust; Silver: Genworth Financial; Tote Bag: Virginia Bankers Association Education Foundation; Bronze: Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia and Virginia Credit Union.
Created in 1995, the Jump$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$tart’s success is a grassroots effort to establish state coalitions for personal financial literacy, and Virginia officially joined the pack in April 2005. Named the “2008 State Coalition of the Year” by the national organization, members of Virginia Jump$tart include more than 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.