Next Gen Personal Finance Launches "$50K for 50 States" Financial Literacy Initiative

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Apr 11, 2017

To mark Financial Literacy Month, Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is excited to announce their “$50K for 50 States” grant program in partnership with the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. Through this grant program, NGPF will provide $1,000 grants to support the activities of JumpStart state affiliates that meet basic criteria. These state organizations, led by volunteers, deliver much-needed teacher training, advocate for greater access to financial education and support the financial literacy community in their states in myriad ways.

Laura Levine, the Executive Director of Jump$tart, commented on the grant program: 

We’ve all heard it said, that education is local–and financial education is no exception.  We thank Next Gen Personal Finance not only for their generosity, but for recognizing that our state coalitions are in the best position to apply these funds most effectively to meet the unique financial education needs of the people they serve.

Tim Ranzetta of Next Gen Personal Finance described the grant program in this way:

Everyone knows the importance of developing teacher talent given the challenges that come with teaching a personal finance course. We are honored to support the tireless work of volunteers at the Jump$tart Coalition who spend thousands of hours every year leading this movement forward at the grassroots level. Given tight education budgets, we hope these grants ensure that they can continue to find innovative ways to meet the needs of the teachers they serve.”

For additional information, please contact Tim Ranzetta at tim@nextgenpersonalfinance.org.

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Interested in bringing an engaging a one-day professional development program to your region? Learn more about NGPF’s FinCamp program here and watch the video of a FinCamp in progress.

About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.