College Kids Family Spotlight: Denean Vaughn


Denean Vaughn did not graduate from college, but she sees the College Kids Children’s Savings Account program as a promise that her son, Sean Farrington, will achieve his goal of a college education.

Sean, a student at City Garden Montessori, enrolled in College Kids in 2015. Denean was interested in participating when she learned the City of St. Louis Treasurer’s Office not only opened college savings accounts, but also made an initial deposit of $50 to jumpstart savings.

Sean’s account is now up to almost $2000 because of Denean’s active participation in College Kids matches and incentives, including Family Savings Night, attending Lunch and Learns in the Office of Financial Empowerment, and getting dollar-for-dollar matches for making monthly deposits.

Denean and Sean are invested in College Kids, and look forward to Sean attending college. “I wonder today how different my life would be if I had someone ‘invest’ in my future and ‘cast’ a vision for my life as a young child,” said Denean. “The program is [designed] to help you succeed in reaching your college aspirations for your bright, amazing little person.”

Sign in to your College Kids online account portal and start saving today. To find out more information about your student’s College Kid account, visit our website or contact Erin Thiemann at 314-622-4700.

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