December 14, 2020

Virtual Bank On Financial Empowerment Classes Begin in February 2021

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Dec. 14, 2020) – The next round of free Bank On financial empowerment classes will begin in February 2021, with a program orientation kickoff the week of Jan. 18, 2021. 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, designed to connect unbanked and under-banked families to free or low-cost bank accounts and other resources leading to financial freedom.Through a series of monthly, two-hour classes, the program will provide attendees the opportunity to learn the skills needed to achieve greater financial freedom and independence. Participants in the five-month program are expected to attend one virtual class per month and work one-on-one with a personal financial coach. In addition to learning the basics of banking and money management, participants will learn strategies to overcome paycheck-to-paycheck living, reduce debt, increase savings, build a credit score and protect assets.With respect to the restrictions on large gatherings and the need for social distancing, the upcoming series of classes will be 100% virtual. Participants can choose from one of the following options that best fits their schedule:TimeClass DayBeginning6 – 8 p.m.First Tuesday of the monthFeb. 29:30 – 11:30 a.m.Second Saturday of the monthFeb. 136 – 8 p.m.Third Wednesday of the monthFeb. 176 – 8 p.m.Fourth Thursday of the monthFeb. 25The classes are offered at no cost however registration is required. Please click here to sign up for the next round of classes. For more information about Bank On visit or contact Anita Wyche, Financial Empowerment Coordinator, at (757) 385-3551. # # #

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