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The Jumpstart Savings Program: A New Tool to Recruit and Retain a Skilled Workforce


We’ve all endured a high school award ceremony in a crowded gymnasium, where it seems that the same small group of whiz kids rake in all the trophies, certificates, and scholarships.

But as a former high school teacher, I often looked over the bleachers with a different perspective. I knew the students who wouldn’t receive any glory, honor, or accolades that day, even though their motivations were noble and their needs far more urgent:

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