The Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy has set a new goal to increase financial education in our nation’s classrooms 25 percent by the end of 2025. This exciting new initiative dubbed “Project Groundswell” plans to enlist the help of parents, family members, educators, volunteers and Jump$tart’s nationwide network of state affiliates. The focus of Project Groundswell is on getting financial education into more classrooms, regardless of state or local mandates, and at all levels, beginning in elementary school.

Jump$tart has created a virtual toolkit at CheckYourSchool.org for those who want to take part in the effort, including links to research that will help make the case for financial education in schools. Jump$tart’s online clearinghouse will help schools new to financial education find vetted resources from hundreds of providers, as well as the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education and professional development opportunities for classroom teachers