Virtual Town Hall: CalKIDS: California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program

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Dear Friends,

Did you know research shows that children with small amounts of savings are more likely to attend college than children without savings whatsoever? That’s why over the past few years, the Governor and the Legislature have explored ways to promote household savings for families across the State of California. This led to the creation of an exciting new program called CalKIDS to help fund college savings accounts for millions of children.

I invite you to my virtual town hall where you can learn more about California’s new children’s savings program, CalKIDS. CalKIDS allows parents of newborns to receive up to $100 and low-income students receive between $500 - $1500 that can be used later for college or career training. These funds demonstrate a public commitment to our children’s future and serve as a starting point to help families continue their savings journey to make higher education a reality.

We are pleased to partner with the ScholarShare Investment Board to share information on CalKIDS at my virtual town hall. The ScholarShare Investment Board is a state agency chaired by State Treasurer Fiona Ma, with the primary responsibility of helping families save for college through California’s official college savings plan, ScholarShare 529.

Our expert panelist Noah Lightman, CalKIDS Program Manager, will share an overview of the CalKIDS Program, talk about California’s official college savings plan ScholarShare 529, and answer any questions you may have.


A Virtual Town Hall

"CalKIDS: California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program"

With Noah Lightman, CalKIDS Program Manager

Wednesday, March 29th

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Please click here to RSVP.



Hope to see you on the 29th!


Josh Becker

State Senator, 13th District