At CollegeBacker, we envision a future with a college fund for every child – no matter their family’s means, where they come from, or what they look like.
As part of this commitment, we recently partnered with Intrepid College Prep – an innovative, high-performing school in Nashville with 87% of students coming from low-income backgrounds – to offer college funds to all of their students. Research shows that low- and moderate-income students with a college fund are 3x more likely to start and 4x more likely to finish college – even if the college fund has less than $500.
Today, we are proud to join the Campaign for Every Kid’s Future in their goal of ensuring that 1.4 million children have children’s savings accounts by 2020.
Over the next year, we will announce exciting new ways for you, our clients, to get involved in this work. We encourage you and your organization to join many practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and funders in ensuring that all of America’s children have the tools and resources they need to thrive.