I think the city of Boston has hit upon a novel idea, their giving every kindergartner in Boston Public Schools a savings account with $50 in it to help pay for college or career training. City leaders made the announcement Monday. It’s part of a three year pilot program, this initative is called Boston Saves. According to Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh ” Boston Saves has proven to be an essential part of providing families with the tools to save for their childrens post- secondary future”. This strengthens Bostons investment in in the citys youth, and aims to provide more access to college and careers for Boston Families and to create a culture where students begin getting ready earlier for life beyond high school. According to a 2013 study in conducted in St Louis by Washington University, children from low to moderate income families with at least $499 in their account before reaching college age were more than 4 time likely to enroll in college than one with no savings account. I think this could become a model for other cities, it represents forward thinking on the part of the Mayor and his administration. And could help shape the futures of many of these children. I remember very vividly the struggles I face when I decided to go to college, even back in those ancient times I need almost $400.00 for books alone. After I arrived I learned that growing up in one of the poorest countes in the state I did not get a college preparatory education, so I had to play catch up in some areas. So hats off to Boston.
KidsZone held the 3RD Saturday in each month at St. Luther M.B. Church 1040 st. Jackson MS. and you are invited to bring your children ages 3-12. Kids Zone is a place where kids can be kids while learning about Jesus. kids and teens facilitators participate in Praise and Worship, group lessons, games , crafts and more. lunch is also provided. Simply register by texting your name and cell# to 769-798-5647 activites start at 11:30am.
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