Set High Expectations
Too many kids see college as a dream instead of a reality. We are setting high expectations by helping kids get academically ready for college while we help their parents save for future tuition starting in kindergarten.
In 2016, our local United Way has partnered with the City of Sacramento and Safe Credit Union to launch a Kindergarten to College (K2C) program at five SCUSD schools. Over the past few years, United Way’s Young Leaders Society has raised funds to expand this program to the Robla School District in north Sacramento.
During the 2019-2020 school year, all incoming Kindergarten students enrolled in the Robla School District will receive a $25 seed for their own college savings account.
United Way’s Women United raises funds to help foster youth prepare to be self-sufficient once they leave the foster care system. Our local United Way’s foster youth program includes case management, life skills training and financial support through the Individual Development Account (IDA) program.
Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) are matched savings accounts that help cover basic necessities and education-related expenses for emancipated foster youth.