SF creates city-funded account for school children

A new program to help youngsters pay for their college education is getting underway in San Francisco. It's called Kindergarten to College.

San Francisco is the first city in the nation to create a city-funded savings account for school children. The pilot program will kick off with 1,200 kindergartners or about one-fourth of those enrolled in public schools.

"The only way school districts are successful is when the entire city, communities get behind them and start believing in the children," San Francisco Schools Superintendent Carlos Garcia said.

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