Today is National College Savings Day!
You can find out what activities might be planned for your community, but, even if there aren't any organized events where you are, AEDI has ideas for how you can mark the day. Let us know in the comments--how will you celebrate this National College Savings Day?
- Open a college savings account--for yourself, your children, or a child you care about.
- Write a letter to the editor about why children's assets matter for educational attainment. You can use some of AEDI's resources to help you make your case. We'd even be happy to help you craft your communication!
- Contact a policymaker in support of children's asset-building policy. Ask your member of Congress to support children's savings policy. Make sure that your state legislators understand why starting a Children's Savings Account makes sense for your state. Talk with local policymakers about CSA innovations in places like San Francisco, California.
- Make a deposit in a child's savings account. The CSA effort in Wabash County, Indiana leverages the contributions of community champions to cultivate a college savings culture and send children the message that college is in their future. You can help to cultivate a college-saver identity in a child in your life; AEDI research suggests that even small-dollar accounts can build educational expectations and improve outcomes.
- Connect with others who care about children's savings. Sign up for advocacy alerts, support promising programs, learn about emerging research. There is a movement building, and you can be part of it!
AEDI will keep working to communicate the importance of children's assets for educational attainment. We'll be here on May 30th, too, and every day after that. We want to hear about your College Savings Day efforts, and we look forward to working with you to make every day a day for college savings!