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 2022 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 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.

“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 & VAROB Participant

How Can Your Bank Get Involved?

The VBA Education Foundation is looking for Virginia banks interested in sponsoring Title 1 schools for the 2022 statewide Virginia Reads One Book program (VAROB). Through this 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 2022.

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 from 2018 – 2021.

2022 Program Details

The 2022 VAROB program will run from March 7-18, 2022. This year’s book title is The Carver Chronicles: Dog Days by Karen English. 

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. Materials for the 2022 program will also be available in Spanish.

Learn more here! 2022 VAROB Program Flyer

Interested in Learning More? View the Informational Zoom Meeting Recording Here!

Learn more about the 2022 program on this recording of the informational Zoom meeting held on September 28th. Recording link

View the slides from that meeting here.