Springboard to Opportunities is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation Hope Credit Union, and Woodward Hines to host the 3rd Annual Run for Our Community 5K on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The race is set to kick off at 9:00 am at Dawson Elementary School with registration beginning at 8:00 am. The money raised by the event will serve as seed money to create children’s college saving’s account for youth in the Springboard communities.
WHEF supports Springboard and the creation of children’s savings accounts. Research shows that children who have a savings account for college are more likely to go to college than children without savings. It’s not about the amount of money in the account but simply having the account can dramatically increase the student’s expectations for college. Whether the funding source is the family or the community, the student knows that someone is investing in them.
About Springboard to Opportunities
Springboard To Opportunities connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs that help them advance themselves in school, work and life. We do this by working directly with families, as well as by establishing strategic partnerships with other organizations that help residents achieve their goals.
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