Elizabethtown Independent Schools launch Abound Credit Union’s financial education program in 3 schools

RADCLIFF, KY (December 7, 2020) — Abound Credit Union’s digital financial education program recently launched at Morningside Elementary in Mr. Brandon Thompson’s classroom, Helmwood Heights Elementary in Mrs. Jessica Whitlock’s classroom and T.K. Stone Middle School in Mr. Jeff Bowman’s classroom.

“Morningside Elementary is proud to partner with Abound in supporting and educating our students in the area of financial literacy! We can never start too early educating our youth about being responsible with their money and saving for the future. A recent study showed that 40% of U.S. households could not withstand an unexpected $400 expense. As unnerving as that study is, without proper skills learned and developed over time, this situation will only get worse,” says Mr. Tim Mudd, Morningside Elementary Principal. “We at Morningside Elementary want to develop lifelong learners.  With this opportunity provided by Abound, we feel we can make a difference, not only for today, but for the future! Thank you Abound!”

Abound’s Financial Education Program leverages technology and performance-based games to immerse students in real-life financial scenarios, a useful and relevant method of teaching during the transition to non-traditional instruction (NTI) last spring and the current hybrid schedule.

“We’re so pleased to partner with Elizabethtown Independent Schools to expand financial education by providing a high-quality, virtual learning platform along with the training and technical support educators need. EIS’ dedication to this financial education program is critical to building financial knowledge and capability in our communities,” says Becky Ates, Executive Vice President, Abound Credit Union. “Empowering students to be smart financial decision-makers early in their cognitive development can prove life-changing as they enter adulthood.”

In addition to the financial education and training provided for youth, Abound Credit Union offers free online learning tools and resources for adults of all ages at

Alyssa Coogle, Morningside Elementary

Max Ingmire, Helmwood Heights Elementary

About Abound Credit Union

Abound Credit Union, a leader in financial education, has been providing valuable banking solutions to help hardworking Kentucky families thrive for more than 70 years. Today, we have 18 locations, $2.1 billion in assets and over 130,000 military and civilian members. The Credit Union has been recognized for its leadership in financial education at the state and national level. Abound was named a Defense Community Champion 2023, ranked #15 Nationwide for Safety and Soundness by S&P Global Market Intelligence, and is one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky for 2022, 2023, and 2024. It’s simple to become a Member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.


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