Children from low-income households with college savings from $1-499 are 3x more likely to attend college and 4x more likely to graduate than low-income children who do not have savings accounts for higher education.
Los niños de hogares de bajos ingresos con ahorros universitarios de $1,499 tienen tres veces más probabilidades de asistir a la universidad y cuatro veces más posibilidades de graduarse que los niños de bajos ingresos que no tienen cuentas de ahorro para la educación superior.
Research shows that the expectations of children and young adults have a strong impact on whether or not they attend college. Saving for college helps children see themselves as someone who is college-bound. It is with this meaningful research in mind that the Healdsburg Kinder2College Fund was formed.
The Healdsburg Kinder2College Fund (K2C) is a college savings initiative launched by members of the Healdsburg Community in partnership with Corazón Healdsburg. This innovative investment in the children of Northern Sonoma County provides every Kindergartner with a College Savings Account (CSA) with $100 in their name. For families that are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, an additional $50 will be deposited into the student’s CSA. In 2019, this program was expanded to include Geyserville, Alexander Valley and West Side Elementary Schools.