College Savings Program Kicks Off in East Durham

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Families at Y.E. Smith Elementary Museum School have a new way to save for college, thanks to a program developed through the Mayor’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. Durham Kids Save enables all eligible kindergartners at the school to have their own savings account with an initial $100 deposit. Funds contributed from kindergarten through fifth grade will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100 each year. The initial deposit and dollar matches will come from donations made to the program. Learn more at

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