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Meade County schools launch Abound Credit Union’s financial education program

RADCLIFF, KY (May 28, 2021) — Abound Credit Union’s financial education program was recently completed by 33 fifth graders at Ekron Elementary School.

“Meade County Schools is proud to partner with Abound in educating our students on fundamental financial topics. A recent study showed that 40% of U.S. households could not withstand an unexpected $400 expense. We must ensure our students have the money management skills they need to build healthier financial futures,” says Travis Scott, Principal of Ekron Elementary.

Abound’s Financial Education Program leverages interactive and game-based learning to immerse students in real-life financial scenarios that focus on skill building and responsible decision making. This gamified resource features an engaging storyline, diverse cast of characters, and interactions & activities to teach students fundamental financial topics in a fun and engaging way.

The Ekron Elementary fifth graders completed five Abound financial education modules with concentrations in both financial concepts and social-emotional learning skills that build toward better financial health.

  • Lesson 1: Financial Decision Making
  • Lesson 2: Spending and Saving
  • Lesson 3: Income and Careers
  • Lesson 4: Credit and Borrowing
  • Lesson 5: Building Wealth

“We’re so pleased to partner with Meade County Schools to expand financial education by providing a high-quality, virtual learning platform along with the training and technical support educators need. The school district’s 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 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 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 www.AboundCU.com to see how you may be eligible.

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Sharon Simpson, 240.620.4095
Kayla VanMeter, 502.301.0116

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