It is never too early to start learning about financial literacy, and Russell Wilson and Ciara would have to agree as they helped contribute some knowledge to middle school students in the Seattle area. Recently, they spoke with students from Denny International Middle School and also helped the students start their own savings accounts.
According to the Seattle Times, Russell and Ciara made a virtual appearance as they spoke with the students and gave them advice about investing and saving their money. They also made a donation that was more than $35,000, which allowed each student to receive a savings account with at least $40 in startup funds. The gesture was through Russell and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation, in conjunction with the NFL Players Association, and the financial technology company Goalsetter for Financial Literacy Month.
While speaking with the students, Russell said, “Financial literacy and building wealth is so important. Ciara and I really wanted to talk to you all because we didn’t come from much and we had big visions, we had big goals, big dreams.”
As Ciara encouraged the students to invest in themselves, she added, “All these things can pay back tremendously if you invest in them in the right way. Investing is very powerful and it will also allow you to create an opportunity to build a legacy for your family.”
When it comes to education, the Wilsons have been very active in the Seattle area.
As we previously reported, last year the couple helped to fund a charter school in the area that had suffered funding issues due to the pandemic. Ciara and Russell helped fund the school through their Why Not You Foundation.
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