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OVB Virtual Classroom

Ohio Valley Bank - Gallipolis, Ohio

2020 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Financial Education
  • Asset Size: Small

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused area schools to close this past spring, Ohio Valley Bank needed to quickly figure out a way to continue to bring financial literacy lessons to area youth. OVB has had a presence within our community schools for many years, offering a variety or free, in-person financial education lessons. To continue this relationship, the OVB Virtual Classroom was created. OVB Virtual Classroom was able to reach area youth and continue the bank's working partnership with local schools. This platform allowed the bank to once again participate in the ABA Teach Children to Save campaign. In addition, the Virtual Classroom enabled the bank to reach a wider audience in promoting financial education, due to the free, online accessibility of the page. Currently, OVB Virtual Classroom is located on the bank's website, www.ovbc.com, in a link, located under the kids tab, https://www.ovbc.com/kids/virtual-classroom. Video lessons, which are embedded on the Virtual Classroom page, are also uploaded to the bank's YouTube account, https://www.youtube.com/user/OhioValleyBank. Plans are in place to continue to update the OVB Virtual Classroom with new content and lessons to meet the needs of our communities.