K2C Announces Art and Poetry Contest Winners!

On Friday May 1, Kindergarten to College (also known as K2c) announced the winners of the Spring art and poetry contest for students in San Francisco! The theme for this year's contest was "Changing the world with K2C," inspiring students to think about how planning for college creates opportunities to make a positive impact on the world.

Established in Spring 2011 by the City and County of San Francisco, Kindergarten to College is the first publicly funded universal Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program in the country. K2C opens a savings account for every child entering kindergarten in the City’s public schools, putting students on a path to college from their first day of school.

As of May 1, families have saved over $1 Million in their K2C accounts and can continue to save and earn additional funds thanks to incentives provided by the City and County of San Francisco. To learn more about K2C incentives and programs, please visit the Kindergarten to College website.

Winners of the contest were awarded a combined $2,175 in scholarship prizes, putting them one step closer to the goal of saving for a college education. Congratulations and thank you to all of the participants for sharing your creativity with us! Take a look at the winning submissions below: 

Art Contest Winners

1st Place: Kayla V., Ulloa ES

2nd Place: Jiahui X., Edwin and Anita Lee Newcomer School

3rd Place: Mabella N., Sutro ES

Poetry Contest Winners (click each student's name to view their poetry)

  1. Quincy F-M., Hoover MS
  2. Sophia T., Roosevelt MS
  3. Brooke L., Francisco MS

Thank you to K2C for providing this and so many other opportunities to SFUSD students! And thank you to the judges for both the poetry and art contest for your time and consideration: SF Treasurer Cisneros, Citibank, Jack Hirschman (former SF Poet Laurette) and Deborah Clearwaters (Director of Education and Interpretation, Asian Art Museum)