When Tishaura O. Jones was elected Treasurer in 2012, she took an office that did little for the community and turned it into an office full of programs that help better the lives of St. Louis residents. One of those programs is the College Kids Children’s Savings account program, which provides college savings accounts to all kindergarten students in St. Louis public schools.
We are pleased to announce that College Kids is a recipient of the 2017 What’s Right with the Region Award from Focus St. Louis. The award honors organizations, individuals and initiatives that help make the St. Louis region a better place to live. College Kids received the award in the Demonstrating Innovative Solutions category. We will be honored at a ceremony on May 11 at the Sheldon Concert Hall.