January 6, 2022

Bank On Financial Empowerment Classes Begin on Feb. 1

Registrations Close on Jan. 31

​The next series of free Bank On Financial Empowerment Classes will begin in February 2022, teaching attendees the skills necessary to achieve greater financial freedom and independence. Classes are a mix of virtual classroom lessons and one-on-one sessions with a personal financial coach. The program is open to anyone in the region who would like to attend.

Participants in the five-month program will need to attend one virtual session of their choosing each month. In addition to learning the basics of banking and money management, attendees will learn strategies about overcoming paycheck-to-paycheck living, reducing debt, increasing savings, building a credit score, and protecting assets.

This round of classes will be 100% virtual, meeting once per month through June. Those attending can expect to spend about five hours per month for class time and related activities. Each class session is about two hours long, with another two hours of individual assignments. One-on-one coaching sessions take about an hour.

Participants may choose from one of the following class options that best fits their schedule:

TimeClass DayBeginning
6 – 8 p.m.First Tuesday of the monthFeb. 1
6 – 8 p.m.Second Thursday of the monthFeb. 10
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.Third Saturday of the monthFeb. 19
6 – 8 p.m.Fourth Wednesday of the monthFeb. 23

Classes are offered at no cost, however, interested individuals must register no later than Monday, Jan. 31. Please click here to register. For more information about Bank On visit VBgov.com/BankOn or contact Anita Wyche, Financial Empowerment Coordinator, at 757-943-9652.

Bank On Hampton Roads is a regional partnership of participating municipalities, banks, credit unions and community organizations, coordinated through the Virginia Beach Department of Human Services, The program is designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low-cost bank accounts and other resources that lead to financial freedom.

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