Ciara & Russell Wilson Surprised Students With Bank Accounts And Cash
Written by Rika C on April 30, 2021
The couple imparted sound financial advice to students of the Denny International Middle School in West Seattle and left them with their very own financial startup to begin investing. Nine hundred (900) students received the benefit of a surprise virtual visit by the Seattle Seahawks star Russell Wilson and performing artist Ciara after which they disclosed that they are making a donation to ensure each student has their own bank account. The donation is worth $35,000, which will be enough to ensure that each student of the West Seattle public school will have their savings account as well as $40 as their first investment from the Wilsons. The funds and accounts are for specifically investing, and the accounts cannot be touched until the students are 18 years old.
The donation is part of activities for Financial Literacy Month undertaken by Russ and Ciara’s Why Not You Foundation, the NFL Players Association, and the New York-based financial technology company Goalsetter.