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October 9, 2015 – A local nonprofit that helps adults open savings accounts to pay for education, a home or a new business is piloting a new program for young people.

Ona Porter, president and CEO of Prosperity Works, sits down this week with NMiF producer Sarah Gustavus to talk about the Prosperity Kids program. Porter says previous research on children’s savings accounts in other states showed that having even a small amount of money saved for college made it more likely that a student would finish high school and enroll in secondary education.

New Mexico in Focus airs  Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 Sundays at 7 a.m and on NMPBS 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m Mountain time.

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