Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall visited Eureka Elementary School on Sept. 26 to speak with parents of kindergarten students about the Nevada College Kick Start Program.

Eureka Elementary School kidswere treated to a visit by Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall recently. From left, Selene Contreras, Donovan Mears, Julia Minoletti, Jaden Stevenson, LauraLee Fitzwater, Madelynn Rohrer, Jacob Gilbert, Austin Zimmerman, Jenna Rosener, Chaos Parmley, Kiley Gutierrez, Colby Johnson, Joseph Minoletti, Evan Bundy, Hunter Pritchett. (Courtesy photo)

Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall visited Eureka Elementary School on Sept. 26 to speak with parents of kindergarten students about the Nevada College Kick Start Program.

Parents were told a savings account with an initial deposit of $50 was being established in their child’s name. The money would remain in the account, accruing interest, until their child was ready to enter college. The funding for this is being generated through grants, private sponsorships, and program management fees. No taxpayer dollars are being utilized, It is Marshall’s hope that parents will open their own college savings account and contribute additional dollars to  it over the next thirteen years.

Marshall told parents that establishing a college savings account for their child will dramatically increase their child’s likelihood of attending college because saving for college sends a strong message to children that they are college bound.