Event Details

Event Name:2013 Michigan Jump$tart Educator Conference
Date:December 11, 2013 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch
Contact Name:info.mijumpstart@gmail.com

Registration is now open for the 9th annual Michigan Jump$tart Educator Conference! This informative one-day event is for educators who are brand new or highly experienced at teaching personal finance topics in the classroom. The agenda is designed to sharpen attendees’ personal finance skills and bring them up-to-date on curricula changes.

Agenda:   Click here

Date:  Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time:  8:00am to 4:00pm

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Branch
1600 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48207-1063

      • Registration fee: $45 (includes lunch)
      • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) = 0.5   Processing fee: (payable by cash or check only at the event) = $10


For questions or additional information please contact Melissa (info.mijumpstart@gmail.com).


VENDOR registration by credit card: Click here

For questions about being a vendor please contact Amy (aparten@greenpath.com)



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Michigan JumpStart is excited to have Dr. Julie Heath, Director of the Economic Center at the University of Cincinnati, as our keynote speaker at our annual Educator Conference on December 11, 2013.  Dr. Heath has researched and published extensively in the area of economic education.  She recently served as an academic advisor to the Presidential Council on Financial Capability in the creation of Money As You Learn, the U.S. government's website to help educators integrate personal finance education into Common Core subjects.  While at the University of Memphis, she created $mart Tennessee, a K-8 personal finance curriculum taught in over 500 schools.

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Our coalition has benefited tremendously from the generous dedication of this fine lady. She has taken charge of the Junior Ambassador Contest for several years. Through this effort, middle school students have demonstrated their understanding of various personal finance topics.

In addition, Lynn has chaired our Money$mart Library book committee. The Michigan Jump$tart Coalition has presented nearly two dozen collections of personal finance-related books in schools across the state. Few people understand the commitment that such a library requires. Just think . . . making school contacts, setting a presentation date, ordering & securing the books, creating, printing and pasting the donor labels in the books, THEN organizing instructions for volunteer presenters, creating and printing certificates for the recipient schools AND finally, presenting the donated library!

Lynn is a consultant and co-owner of Harmony Financial Network and has spent many years in the field with students from 3 year old through adults teaching financial literacy in schools and the non-profit world. Lynn is a former elementary teacher and account executive in the business world.

Need we say more? She’s a gem and deserves to be recognized and Jump$tart is grateful to have her as part of our team! Thanks Lynn for all you do to promote financial literacy in our state.

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