Financial education increasingly relevant for students & teachers
RADCLIFF, KY (July 31, 2020) — Abound Credit Union’s financial education programs reached 1,848 students in 13 local schools during the 2019-2020 school year. The programs, offered in partnership with EVERFI, provided 100% online instruction during the pandemic to support hundreds of students and their teachers. This accessibility was critical as teachers across Kentucky transitioned their students to non-traditional instruction (NTI) in March.
Based on the latest EVERFI survey responses collected from teachers and students in May 2020, financial education has become increasingly relevant amid economic uncertainty. In fact, 99% of teachers and 90% of students say financial education is at least as relevant to them today as it was before coronavirus. Of the teachers that responded, 61% rate financial education as more relevant.
Abound Credit Union representatives Becky Ates, Executive Vice President, and Hollie Sexton, PR/Financial Education Professional, worked closely with teachers and parents throughout the 2019-2020 school year and continue to make preparations for next year to ensure financial education will continue. “Building financial knowledge and capability among our children today will reap so many benefits for Kentucky families and our communities in the future,” says Sexton. “It’s a privilege to work alongside Kentucky teachers and provide them with quality learning platforms, training, technical support and engagement to create smarter financial decision makers.”
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 www.aboundcu.com.
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 70 years. We’ve grown over the years and now have 18 locations, $2 billion in assets and over 115,000 military and civilian members. The Credit Union was named 2021’s Best Mortgage Lender and Best Financial Institution in The News-Enterprise Readers’ Choice Awards and has been recognized for its leadership in financial education at the state and national level. Abound Credit Union is also proud to be one of the Best Places to Work in Kentucky. It’s simple to become a Member, visit our website at www.AboundCU.com to see how you may be eligible.