Families at Gilkey Pamoja Preparatory Academy are active and enthusiastic users of their College Kids savings accounts, thanks to family and community specialist Angela Lawuary. Angela helps families find resources and connects them to programs available at their schools. Pamoja families make deposits, participate in attendance incentives, and attend Family Savings Nights at 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.
Angela thinks that College Kids “is an awesome plan and step in the right direction helping families plan for their children’s future.” She says parents are eager to participate in the program because it’s easy to deposit funds into the accounts, and the requirements for bonuses and matches are a simple and effective way to grow their savings.
To thank Angela and Pamoja for their dedication to College Kids, Treasurer Jones will visit Pamoja for Treats with the Treasurer in December. During the event, students will have the opportunity to meet Treasurer Jones, learn about College Kids and indulge in snacks.