The City of Lansing's children's savings account program, Student Accounts Valuing Education, or Lansing SAVE, is a college savings program for students entering kindergarten in the Lansing School District. Beginning in the fall semester, students are automatically enrolled in an account at the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union.
Parents, guardians, and students can contribute throughout elementary, middle, and high school at any MSUFCU branch. Students may use their Lansing SAVE accounts after high school graduation for any post-secondary education, such as college or a training program for the skilled trades. Lansing SAVE complements the Lansing HOPE and the Lansing Promise scholarship programs to prepare our students for post-secondary education opportunities.
About the Program
Lansing SAVE is a school-based initiative with the goal of encouraging school engagement, improved academic performance, and increased enrollment in post-secondary education and training.
In addition to savings accounts, the Lansing SAVE program also teaches financial education in every classroom providing students with valuable tools to save for their future. The Lansing SAVE program offers students the foundation needed to learn about financial management and plan for their futures so they can achieve their goals and dreams.
The Lansing SAVE program began with the 2014 - 2015 school year with students attending Cumberland Elementary, Lyons Elementary, Reo Elementary, Riddle Elementary, and Willow Elementary schools. In the 2015 - 2016 school year, Cavanaugh Elementary, Forest View Elementary, Gier Park Elementary, and North Elementary schools were enrolled in the program. The 2016 - 2017 school year we welcome Averill Elementary, Kendon Elementary, Fairview Elemetary, and Pleasant View schools. In the 2017 - 2018 school year, we will reach full capacity with all kindergartners in the Lansing School District.
"Teaching children is an accomplishment, getting children excited about learning is an achievement." - Robert John Meehan
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X
“You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” - Gordon B. Hinkley