In 2015, we launched our largest and most ambitious financial empowerment program to date, the College Kids Children’s Savings Account program. Every kindergarten student in a public school or charter school in the City of St. Louis receives a savings account with a $50 seed deposit from the Treasurer's Office. Families can watch the account grow through efforts and incentives such as matched savings, attendance bonuses, and parent participation in financial education courses. Research shows that children with college savings are more likely to enroll in and graduate from college than children without college savings.
Read our Annual Report here.