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Teachers from around this state will gather at Thanksgiving Point, Utah on Friday, April 11 to attend the Jump$tart $tart $mart event.

The Utah Jump$tart teacher's summit is designed to provide educators with skills, ideas and resources to teach youth financial literacy concepts, according to the league, and will run all day. The event is underwritten by donations from several Utah credit unions, including America First CU, Granite CU, Mountain America CU, Tooele Federal CU and Utah Law Enforcement CU among other financial institutions and local businesses.

The event will include a presentation by KSL TV Reporter Stacey Butler, whose recent report on Utah's "Nouveau Poor," and the state's high rate of personal bankruptcy emphasizes the need for personal financial literacy as part of the school curriculum. David Hogue, State Representative (R-52nd District) and Utah Jump$tart Board member, worked to get a bill passed that includes financial literacy education as a graduating requirement.

Governor Leavitt is expected to sign the bill next month when he signs the proclamation declaring April as Youth Financial Literacy Month in Utah.

-From CU Journal Reports

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