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Fort Knox Federal Sponsors Financial Education in Elementary Schools

Friday, January 4, 2019  
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RADCLIFF, KY – January 4, 2019  The Fort Knox Federal Vault, an interactive financial literacy program, launched yesterday for 4th and 5th grade students at Oran P Lawler Elementary School in Leitchfield. The new program empowers students to be smart financial decision makers while they are early in their cognitive development. By leveraging performance-based games, The Fort Knox Federal Vault immerses students in real-life financial scenarios that focus on skill building and responsible decision making.

“We’re committed to helping hard-working Kentucky families improve their financial lives and early financial literacy is a critical component of that,” says Becky Ates, Executive Vice President of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union. “The sooner our kids learn about smart money management, the better prepared they’ll be to make responsible decisions as teens and young adults.”

The credit union is rolling 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. 



 Pictured (left to right): Heidi Baldwin, Fort Knox Federal Leitchfield Branch Manager; Alicia Brooks, Oran P. Lawler Elementary Principal; David Cobb, Everfi Schools Program Manager


About Fort Knox Federal Credit Union
Fort Knox Federal is a local, not-for-profit financial cooperative that has been serving the community since 1950. We are the largest Kentucky-based credit union with approximately $1.5 billion in assets and were named Favorite Mortgage Lender and Favorite Financial Institution in the 2018 News-Enterprise Readers Choice Survey. Fort Knox Federal exists to improve the financial lives of its members, which now include over 100,000 individuals in our civilian and military communities. It’s simple to become a member, visit our website at to see how you may be eligible.

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