Virginia Reads One Book

Post Monica McDearmon
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The VBA Education Foundation is looking for Virginia banks interested in sponsoring Title 1 schools for the 2021 statewide Virginia Reads One Book program (VAROB). Through this month long program, students and families across Virginia participate in a statewide family reading event and celebrate both family and financial literacy.

The entire school community, including bus drivers, resource teachers, facilities staff, office personnel, students and their families, read the same book on the same schedule. Students participate in financial literacy activities endorsed by the Virginia Council on Economic Education that correlate with the state standards of learning and each chapter of the book.

This is your bank’s opportunity to participate in this impactful program and put a book in the hands of each student at a local school. The VBA will be contacting banks this fall with opportunities to sponsor interested schools in your area.

2021 Program Details

2021 Statewide sponsors

2021 Program Flyer

How Can Your Bank Get Involved?

The VBA Education Foundation is looking for Virginia banks interested in sponsoring Title 1 schools for the 2021 statewide Virginia Reads One Book program (VAROB). Through this monthlong program, students and families across Virginia participate in a statewide family reading event and celebrate both family and financial literacy. This is your bank’s opportunity to participate in this impactful program and put a book in the hands of each student at a local school.  The VBA will be contacting banks this fall with opportunities to sponsor interested schools in your area. VAROB will take place in March 2021.

Banks can sponsor schools for $5.95* per student. Sponsored schools will receive a book for every student and complimentary staff copies, both family literacy and financial literacy activities, school assembly suggestions, teacher resources, and both family and community engagement tools. 
*A Spanish version of this year’s book is available at a cost of $9 per student.

View a Recording of the Informational Zoom Meeting!

Learn more about this program by watching our informational Zoom meeting here. Passcode: 2Py&@75M

View the slides from this meeting here: Slides from September Zoom Meeting

Does your bank already have a relationship with a local school?

Contact Monica McDearmon at 804-819-4743 to find out more about schools that participated in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.

“My class and I are very appreciative of your helping to allow every child to participate.  I really enjoyed the time spent reading together as a class/school and the unity it has brought.  My students were eager every morning to find out what happened and to share with me how they read at home.  Your donation and work to share reading is very valuable and worth all of your efforts.” – 3rd Grade Reading Teacher & 2019 VAROB Participant