A Higher Education Savings Program
Young people who have at least $500 saved for education are 3x more likely to attend college and 4x more likely to complete a higher education program. Flourish $AVES—Students Accessing & Valuing Educational Success—is a higher education savings program that operates in partnership with SEED Success.
$AVES works to address personal barriers to higher education by enhancing the wellbeing and abilities of youth while also reducing the financial burden of higher education programs. Students earn deposits into 529 savings accounts by participating in activities that enhance their personal and professional growth. $AVES youth can be matched with a trained mentor who supports progress on their savings goals and contributes to their overall wellbeing.
Students who are experiencing barriers to higher education and who are enrolled in Boone County schools in grades 5 through 12 are eligible to apply.
- In partnership with SEED Success, 20 students have opened 529 accounts since 2020.
- Participants have earned a total of $30,285 earned by completing 288 action steps that support Game Plan goals