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 2020 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 developed 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.

2020 Program Details

Learn about the 2020 VAROB program here.

Conference Call Recording Now Available!

Click here to listen to an informational conference call about 2020 VAROB! 

Is your bank interested? Complete a bank interest form today!

Interested banks should complete a bank interest form here. This does not commit your bank to sponsoring a school for the 2020 program. 

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 and 2019.

“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

2019 Program Impact

The VBA’s contribution directly supported the participation of 14 elementary schools and more than 6,000 students and staff across the Commonwealth. In addition to the contribution by the VBA, 13 Virginia banks made a total of more than $100,000 in contributions to the program at local schools. These contributions supported the participation of more than 22,000 students and staff. 

  • Bank of Botetourt
  • Burke & Herbert Bank
  • Chesapeake Bank
  • First National Bank
  • Fulton Bank
  • Old Point National Bank
  • Powell Valley National Bank
  • SunTrust
  • Skyline National Bank
  • The Farmers Bank of Appomattox
  • The Fauquier Bank
  • TowneBank
  • Wells Fargo

Click here to view photos from the 2019 Virginia Reads One Book Program.