The Scholars Savings Save for College picture gallery from the El Monte Promise Foundation program launch event at Arceo Park in El Monte turned out sensational. As the photos indicate it was a super day of empowerment.

Students declared “I am going to college!”


El Monte Promise Foundation revealed one innovative strategy the Scholars Savings program will use to get families in the habit of saving money monthly for college. It will have them earn scholarship dollars with every deposit.


Students and families were delighted to learn the Foundation will provide them with financial education.db-em-blueyellow-crowd-students

Students were excited to receive copies of Sammy Rabbit’s strategic coloring book titled “Saving is a great habit!”


The coloring books include stickers with some of Sammy’s favorite sayings, like from every dollar, save a dime. It also includes money vocabulary.


Everyone at the save for college celebration was treated to a dynamic and interactive reading of Sammy’s Big Dream from award winning children’s author, social entrepreneur, and financial educator Sam X Renick.


Sammy “the great habit” Rabbit also made a special appearance. Sammy shared hugs and tips on great money habits with kids.


Sammy also gave children two thumbs up for taking his Dream Big Pledge and promising to get in the habits of saving money and reading starting right away.


Sammy was honored to mingle with dignitaries like Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. Sammy embraced Ms. Ceja’s strong endorsement and message to the young scholars on college savings.


Sammy was pleased to hear Victor Ramirez, Citi, Vice President of Community Development share with the crowd the importance Sammy Rabbit stories and songs played in the financial education of his children.


Visit the El Monte Promise Foundation website to learn more about their Scholars Savings Program.

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