About Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Account Program
Low and moderate income children with college savings accounts are four times more likely to complete college*
The Kindergarten to College (K2C) Savings Account Program has kicked off in the Robla School District. Parents/guardians who attend two free financial education and empowerment courses will earn a $200 college savings account for their kindergartener. Parents, relatives, and friends are all encouraged to make more contributions to a student’s account.
The goal of the Kindergarten to College (K2C) program is to create the expectation, very early in every child’s life, that higher education is both a desirable and – more importantly – an achievable goal. The program recognizes that early intervention and continued parental involvement will dramatically increase the probability that their children will realize the goal of higher education achievement.
Last year, our United Way made a $5,000 contribution to K2C to help expand the program to the Robla District. Other key K2C partners include California Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, SAFE Credit Union, Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Nehemiah Foundation, and the Cowell Foundation. The K2C Program was created to help our community give local kindergarten kids a leg-up to reach college. Research shows that children with even modestly-funded college savings accounts are three times more likely to attend and four times more likely to complete college than those without any college savings account.
Individuals can make contributions to SacK2C via Gifts to Share, Inc., a 501c3 nonprofit organization supporting the City of Sacramento’s education programs. Checks should be made payable to “Gifts to Share/Operation College” and mailed to: Gifts to Share, Inc., 915 I Street, 3rdFloor, Sacramento, CA 95814.
You can follow the program at https://www.facebook.com/SacK2C/.