Lapeer County Educational Attainment Fund ("LEAF")

LEAF is a program brought to our students by
the Lapeer County Community Foundation and ELGA Credit Union

What:  Education savings account used after high school graduation.  Used for career training costs, trade school, certification, traditional 2/4 year college tuition, fees, books.

Who:  Every kindergartener and 1st grader attending Lapeer County public schools.

When:  Beginning in 2019, in the fall, all kindergarteners in these districts will have a deposit-only savings account opened in their name and the program will continue for these students throughout their K-12 years.  Each year thereafter, the program will continue for those who are enrolled in Kindergarten.  The initial $25 seed money will be provided by the Lapeer County Community Foundation.  

Why:  Children with savings accounts from $1 - $499 are 3 times more likely to attend college and 4 times more likely to graduate.  We believe in the future of every child in Lapeer County and this program demonstrates that commitment.

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In the 2020-21 school year, our kindergarteners and 1st graders have savings accounts and were eligible to participate in this program (unless the families opted out).

Summer Incentive Programs for our 20-21 Kdg & 1st graders: