The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition, in partnership with the LSU AgCenter, will host the 2011 Financial Education Summit Sept. 15 and Sept. 16 at the Crowne Plaza hotel, 4728 Constitution Ave.

The target audience includes teachers; financial educators; youth development professionals; home-school parents; faith-based organizations and others, according to LSU AgCenter economist Jeanette Tucker, who helped organized the event.

“The summit is for anyone that wants to improve their knowledge of financial management and obtain valuable tools and skills that can provide youth and adults with a foundation for financial success,” Tucker said in a news release.

The Louisiana Jump$tart Coalition comprises a group of public and private organizations working together to improve the financial literacy of the people of Louisiana.

The two-day summit will feature state and nationally recognized experts in the field of personal financial literacy. Keynote speakers include Rachel Ramsey Cruze of the Dave Ramsey Organization; Maxine Sweet, vice president of Experian North America’s Public Education Organization; and Bert Davis, senior community relations associate for Capital One’s Community Affairs Team.