Welcome, Boston Saves schools! Every day, you provide students with the knowledge and care they need for a successful future. Boston Saves is here to support the financial piece of that goal. Whether your students plan to go to college or take advantage of career training, we want to be sure they have the savings they need to pursue their dreams!
The short videos below will help you learn more about Boston Saves and learn how you can support the program at your school. The implementation steps are at the bottom of the page.
Why Boston Saves?
How Does Boston Saves Work?
Boston Saves & Your School
ImplementationDesignate your school’s Boston Saves School Coordinator.Please fill out the School Coordinator form by October 1st.Nominate Family Champion(s).Please fill out the Family Champion nomination form by October 1st.Make SASIDs available in your school office.Families will need their child’s SASID to log in to the online Savings Center. Please make sure office staff know to use the Aspen software system to look up SASIDs for families upon request.Host a Boston Saves Welcome Event.Set aside a day, time, location, and computers/tablets for your school’s Boston Saves Welcome Event, which will take place during Boston Saves Week (March 2-6, 2020). Please be sure your Boston Saves School Coordinator fills out the stipend & welcome event planning form by February 1st to ensure your school has what it needs for the event.Promote a culture of college and career excitement!There are many ways your Boston Saves School Coordinator can get your school community excited about a forward-thinking mindset:
- Invite a Boston Saves partner to provide free educational or financial programming at your school. You can find the menu of partner offerings here.
- Use the $500 Boston Saves stipend to cover the costs of activities or materials that enhance college or career readiness at your school. Your Boston Saves School Coordinator should complete the stipend & welcome event planning form to secure this funding.
- Come up with free and simple ways to jumpstart the conversation around college and career, such as a “College Day” where staff wear the apparel of their alma mater or a “Career Day” when local professionals come in to talk about their career paths.