Credit union provides financial education to students

Students participate in the Fort Knox Federal Credit Union VAULT program.

In the first six months of 2019, Fort Knox Federal Credit Union provided financial education training to 807 elementary school students in Grayson, Meade and Nelson Counties. As part of the credit union’s VAULT program, each student took an assessment about “responsible money choices” at the beginning and end of the class. On average, students increased their knowledge of responsible money choices by 36 percentage points between the beginning and end of the class.

The Fort Knox Federal VAULT is an interactive financial literacy program that empowers students to be smart financial decision makers while they are early in their cognitive development. The credit union launched the program, which leverages performance-based games to immerse students in real-life financial scenarios, earlier this year.

The credit union is continuing to roll out The Fort Knox Federal VAULT program throughout the communities it serves. Interested school administrators and teachers in these areas are encouraged to contact Becky Ates at the credit union to learn more about the program, which is provided free of charge to teachers and students.