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Dena Jo Squyres, like a typical 16 year-old girl, enjoys hanging out with her friends, shopping and playing softball Oklahoma
Dena is a natural leader who plans to become a doctor. She knew that her parents could not afford the cost of college. "I wasn't sure if it was possible to pay for college on my own and I had almost given up hope," Dena admits. "However, now,…
 
Aleyah Saved Nearly $4,000 by 4th Grade for College with SEED New York
Aleyah Joseph always had a smile on her face - especially when attending SEED meetings. She and her mother were active participants in the Harlem Children Zone's SEED program, and although Aleyah's mother had trouble staying employed, they…
 
His Mom Built Their House, He Built His College Education Fund Puerto Rico
David Texidor had big dreams for the future. At age six, he was a first-grader in the SEED program in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, and already knew he was saving his money for a college education.…
 
Shared His SEED Saving Experience on Capitol Hill Delaware
Jamar Nembhard, a then-16-year-old from Wilmington, DE, already had plans for pursuing a college degree in computer science, his own business, and giving back to his community - all thanks to his SEED account and financial education classes.…
 
SEED Improved Jeff's Grades and Increased His Savings Delaware
By 14 Jeff Word had been a member of the Delaware Boys and Girls Club for many years. At an early age he unexpectedly lost his mother to illness; during that year, Jeff struggled to cope with his loss, and was ultimately held back a year in…
 
Naje: SEED Gave Me the Opportunity to Achieve My Goals Unknown
Naje, age 11, has this to say about the SEED program:…
 
Beat the Odds Against Them and Saved for Her Son's Future New York
Richar was only six, but he had a savings account, and he was proud of it. Growing up in an area where 61% of children were living in poverty, Richar had an opportunity to improve his economic future. His mom, Darlene, was orphaned at the age…
 
A Conversation with Savers: From Foster Youth to Future Lawyer Colorado
La Terra Cole joined us from Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado where she manages Bridging the Gap, a program that provides financial education and individual development account assistance for low-income youth. She grew up as a foster…
 
A Conversation with Savers: IDA Saver Tiara from Trinity University Washington, DC
Tiara is a sophomore at Trinity University and the first in her family to go to college. She attended Maya Angelou Charter School in Washington, D.C. which, up until recently, sponsored an IDA program to save for post-secondary education.…
 
A Conversation with Savers: Rising Up to Give Back Washington, DC
Jennifer Jones, who attends a KIPP school in Washington, D.C., and plans to become a math teacher after college, is an inspiring example of how powerful savings and education can be in the development of a low-income child's life.…
 
Stories of Saver Success: The Holloways California
Several weeks ago, I was fortunate to have a great conversation with Tricia Holloway, a proud parent of a first-grader in the San Francisco Unified School District. We spoke for half an hour about her and her daughter's experience with…
 
Meet Jamira: A Low-Income Student Turned National Children’s Savings Advocate Pennsylvania
Jamira Burley is the Executive Director for the City of Philadelphia Youth Commission and an outspoken advocate of the power of college savings for low-income youth. She recently spoke at a CFED & Opportunity Nation Forum on College…
 
Catching Up With SEED Saver La Terra Cole Colorado
We last saw La Terra Cole at the 2012 Assets Learning Conference in Washington, DC when she shared her incredible story in a savers plenary with Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and two other savers. I caught up with her recently to…
 
San Francisco Saver Story: Teaching Cole to Save California
EDITOR'S NOTE: This post originally appeared on the 1:1 Fund blog, which you should check out here.…
 
Nicola S., Bank On Participant Virginia
“My goal when I joined Bank On was to establish an emergency savings fund for our family. It always seemed as though there was not enough money to go around let alone save, but through what I’ve learned in my class and with my coach, I was…
 
Saver Spotlight: The Paredes Family California
Editors Note: This story comes to us from the 1:1 Fund and Kindergarten to College, which are both working to promote children's college savings.…
 
Miguel, Fundraiser Extraordinare New York
Editors Note: This story comes to us from the 1:1 Fund and the Children's Aid Society, which are working together to promote children's college savings. …
 
Saver Spotlight: Jazlynn Torres Nevada
Editors Note: This story comes to us from the 1:1 Fund and Nevada College Kick Start, which are working together to promote children's college savings.…
 
Inversant Success Story: The Nasuuna Family Massachusetts
Editors Note: This story comes to us from the 1:1 Fund and Inversant, which are working together to promote children's college savings.…
 
Inversant Success Story: The Reyes Family Massachusetts
Editors Note: This story comes to us from the 1:1 Fund and Inversant, which are working together to promote children's college savings.…
 

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