HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state treasurer’s office is handing out backpacks filled with school supplies to Hartford school children to promote the idea of saving for college.
Denise Nappier says her office and the state Department of Children and Families and Hartford’s Camp Courant are distributing 1,700 backpacks throughout Connecticut.
The backpacks filled with school supplies are going to students identified as in need of financial help who will be entering kindergarten through sixth grade.
Nappier says each backpack also will include a piggy bank as a reminder to children to save some of their money and a brochure for parents about the Connecticut Higher Education Trust college savings accounts.
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