Russell and Ciara Wilson provided students in West Seattle with sound financial advice and cash to help break the cycle of poverty.
The A-list couple surprised students at the Denny International Middle School via a virtual visit. They talked to the students about financial literacy and building wealth.
They also donated $40 seed money ($36,000) to 900 students so each student can open their own bank account.
Russell, 32, and Ciara, 35, taught the students about investing and compounding interest in their savings accounts. The children were told they can’t touch the funds in their bank accounts until they turn 18 years old.
“All these things can pay back tremendously if you invest in them in the right way,” Ciara said. “Investing is very powerful, and it will also allow you to create an opportunity to build legacy for your family.”
The virtual event was arranged in partnership with the NFL Player’s Association and Goalsetter, the New York-based financial technology company.