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Each year, Visa expresses its commitment to financial education by sponsoring six exemplary educators to attend the most significant personal finance conference in the U.S. for educators – the Jump$tart National Educator Conference. Since 2013, Visa has sponsored 36 educators from 20 states. This year’s conference took place in Cleveland, Ohio from November 4–6 and was attended by more than 300 educators from across the country.

Visa also hosted a private reception for the Innovative Educators and Jump$tart board members, giving the educators the opportunity to share their teaching methods and network with community leaders.

Visa’s breakout session, led by Enterprise Development Lead Hugh Norton, was attended by more than 60 educators, showcasing the broad range of personal finance resources made available free to educators by Practical Money Skills, including classroom curriculum, apps, calculators, games and more. During the session, Visa showcased the latest version of Financial Football as well as introduce The Payoff, Visa’s new immersive experiential game.

During the exhibition portion of the conference, Visa distributed its free materials and Financial Football swag. Three lucky educators won autographed cards from New York Giants players Eli Manning and Saquon Barkley, who teamed up with Visa to launch Financial Football at MetLife Stadium in October.

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Visa’s Enterprise Development Lead, Hugh Norton, hosted a reception for Visa’s Innovative Educators sponsored to attend the Jump$tart National Educator Conference.



Congratulations to the recipients of the Practical Money Skills Innovative Educator Sponsorship.

innovative educator

Amanda Volz

St. Clair High School
St. Clair, Michigan

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innovative educator

Maggie Robles

Centennial High School
Corona, California

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innovative educator

Michael Dopheide

Branham High School
San Jose, California

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innovative educator

Sandra Hartman

Voorhees High School
Glen Gardner, New Jersey

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innovative educator

Mihir Garud

Instituto Health Sciences Career Academy
Chicago, Illinois

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innovative educator

Katie Hedlund

Roseau High School
Roseau, Minnesota

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Visa distributed free materials at the exhibition hall, including Marvel and Visa’s Avengers comic, app and game cards for Financial Football, The Payoff, Peter Pig’s Money Counter, Plan’it Prom, Lunch Tracker and more.

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Visa’s Enterprise Development Lead, Hugh Norton, hosted a breakout session attended by 60 educators, showcasing the broad range of free personal finance games, apps and curriculum provided by Practical Money SKills.

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Educators participated in breakout sessions during the Jump$tart National Educator conference to learn new and engaging ways to teach personal finance in the classroom.

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Personal finance educators eagerly waited to learn the winners of raffle prizes during the exhibition hall.

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Laura Levine, President and CEO of the Jump$tart Coalition, delivered remarks at the 2018 Jump$tart National Educator Conference.