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For Parents

New to the program? Welcome to Future Bound Miami!

Future Bound Miami is a Children’s Savings Account (CSA) program that provides a simple and effective way to open a savings account to help your child prepare for college or other postsecondary educational opportunities upon high school graduation.

It can be a challenge to save for postsecondary education but starting early can make all the difference in your child’s future. Research shows that children with savings accounts with as little as $1 are more likely to pursue postsecondary education.This is why a consortium of community nonprofits launched the Future Bound Miami CSA program in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS). This savings initiative is designed to make postsecondary education more accessible and advance economic opportunities for families and children in Miami-Dade County.

All eligible kindergarten students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools will have the opportunity to participate and create a savings account with program contributions, regardless of income level or immigration status. Your child deserves to thrive and dream big and we believe that saving for those dreams makes a huge difference.

You can learn more about the research behind these types of accounts and details about how our program runs by reading our “Frequently Asked Questions” page. Your child will have this account until they graduate high school so we encourage you to make the most of it! Deposits through our banking partner EdFed will gain interest over time so the earlier you start, the better.

List of Participating Schools

Ada Merritt K-8 Center
Aventura Waterways Elementary
Avocado Elementary
Bel-Aire Elementary
Bent Tree Elementary
Bunche Park Elementary
Caribbean K-8 Center
Charles R Drew K-8 Center
Charles Whyce Elementary
Citrus Grove Elementary
Comstock Elementary
Coral Terrace Elementary
Coral Way K-8 Center
Crestview Elementary
Cutler Ridge Elementary
David Fairchild Elementary
Dr. Edward I. Whigham Elementary
Dr. William A. Chapman Elementary
Earlington Heights Elementary
Edison Park K-8 Center
Emerson Elementary
Eneida M. Hartner Elementary
Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary
Flagami Elementary
Frederick Douglass Elementary
Goulds Elementary
Greenglade Elementary
Gulfstream Elementary
Hibiscus Elementary
HighLand Oaks Elementary
Holmes Elementary
Jack David Gordon Elementary
Jesse J. McCrary Jr. Elementary
Joe Hall Elementary
Joella Elementary
Kelsey L. Pharr Elementary
Kensington Park Elementary
Lenora B. Smith Elementary
Liberty City Elementary
Lillie C. Evans K-8 Center
Ludlam Elementary
Madie Ives Elementary
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Elementary
Maya Angelou Elementary
Melrose Elementary
Miami Heights Elementary
Myrtle Grove Elementary
Norland Elementary
Norwood Elementary
Olinda Elementary
Orchard Villa Elementary
Palm Springs North Elementary
ParkView Elementary
Parkway Elementary
Paul L. Dunbar K-8 Center
Phyllis R Miller Elementary
Phyllis Wheatley Elementary
Pine Lake Elementary
Pine Villa Elementary
Poinciana Park Elementary
Redland Elementary
Redondo Elementary
Riverside Elementary
Royal Green Elementary
Santa Clara Elementary
Scott Lake Elementary
Shadowlawn Elementary
Shenandoah Elementary
South Miami Heights Elementary
South Miami K-8 Center
Southside Elementary
Spanish Lakes Elementary
Sylvania Heights Elementary
Toussaint L’ Ouverture Elementary
Village Green Elementary
West Homestead K-8 Center
Whispering Pines Elementary
Zora Neale Hurston Elementary

Enrolling is Easy. Get Started Today!

  • 1. Sign and Return The Consent Forms Sent Home By Your Child's School
  • 2. Activate your Savings Account Tracker Through The M-DCPS Student Portal
  • 3. Make First Deposit into Future Bound Miami Account
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Your child’s school will send home more information about how to activate their account during the school year.

Learn more by reading the Activation Booklet.

 

Why a CSA program?

  1. Multiply future savings as more program contributions are introduced over time.
  2. Be part of a community savings initiative that provides support, resources and financial education.
  3. Increase your child’s chances of academic success and obtaining postsecondary education.
  4. Inspire a family conversation and goals around money and savings.

Program Contributions Include:

  1. Just for opening your account, $25 was automatically deposited! If your child qualifies for free or reduced lunch, they received an additional $25, for a total of $50 free.
  2. Sign up for our newsletter below and follow us on social media to be the first to know about our upcoming program contribution opportunities!
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MAKE A DEPOSIT TODAY!

South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union (SFEFCU) is now EdFed! Visit a branch near you and make a deposit into your child’s Future Bound Miami Account. For a full list of branch locations visit: www.rebrand.ly/FBMdeposit

You will need your child’s name, the name of their school, and their student ID number.

Check your balance: Log on to the M-DCPS Parent Portal and click the Future Bound Miami banner to be automatically signed into your Savings Tracker.

FINANCIAL EDUCATION RESOURCES:

Junior Achievement

Activities, videos, and lessons for all ages from our classroom education partner.

Biz Kids

Emmy-award winning TV series about entrepreneurship, running a business, and general financial education. Site also includes free classes, games, and books.

Our consortium partner offers free financial resources like one-on-one coaching, credit-building, and tax prep. Fill out the contact form to request more information!

Next Gen Personal Finance

Fun and interactive games to illustrate financial concepts to play with the whole family.

EdFed logoYouth programs for all ages from our banking partner. Contact the community relations specialist at youthed@edfed.org for more information!

Sesame Street

Finances for Kids: coloring pages, videos, and games from your favorite Sesame Street characters in Spanish and English.

Printable activities in Spanish and English including “Money Monster” stories about financial concepts.

Locally based non-profit that offers free family empowerment book clubs, financial curriculum classes based on national standards for K-12 students, and one-on-one Adult classes and workshops.

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Questions?

For more information, speak with your school administration or reach out to us at the contact information listed below!