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Katie Larock is in her “happy place,” literally and figuratively. As a Supervising Lead Teacher at the Child Care and Learning Center, she loves her work, and she will complete a certification in Early Child Development at Laurel Ridge Community College in May.
By Ava Genho for Rappahannock News
On Friday, 42 kindergartners enrolled at RCES this fall got something no others in Virginia have: a personal MyFuture savings account! Each received a piggy bank with a special $100 bill, but the real money is held for them at Oak View National Bank. FamilyFutures, a local nonprofit focused on financial education for children and adults, annually opens accounts for all new kindergartners.
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But plenty of artists, and a farmer, veterinarian, teacher, hair stylist, singer, and at least one gym teacher.
A year ago, 55 Rappahannock public school kindergartners received piggy banks stuffed with $100 in play money. But the money wasn’t just for play.
Not one, not two, but three! That’s how many savings accounts Marissa Ennis has—in addition to her three piggy banks. And she’s only five years old.
Garrett Cash—no pun intended--was the first RCES kindergartner to complete five MyFuture activities, which means he is going to have $100 deposited into his MyFuture Savings Account.
Many graduating high school students leave their senior year without meaningful comprehension of financial matters. They go into the larger world without the tools and judgment necessary to successfully negotiate banking, borrowing, credit, savings, and investment challenges as simple as budgeting, buying on credit, using credit and debit cards, and achieving home ownership.
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