The Madison County Community Trust (MCCT) and the Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) awarded Canton Public Schools Master Teacher of Personal Finance Teena Ruth with a grant to attend the national Jump$tart Conference. She was prepared to teach this course by the MS Council on Economic Education. Teachers, sponsors, speakers, exhibitors, and other supporters of financial education will gather in November for the 12th annual Jump$tart National Educator Conference in Washington, DC, to “return, reset, and recommit” to financial education in the classroom. The Jump$tart National Educator Conference aligns with the Coalition’s three strategic pillars: communication, collaboration, and support for effectiveness in financial education. The conference also supports the goals of Project Groundswell and #CheckYourSchool, Jump$tart’s campaign to increase and improve financial education in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country.
Presenting the grant to Teena Ruth are MCBL&F Executive Director Jan Collins and MCCT Chairman Barney Daly.