BUSINESS BRIEF: Reading Cooperative Bank Offers Virtual Financial Literacy Lessons

Below is a press release from Reading Cooperative Bank, which has two locations in Wilmington:

READING, MA — The past few months have created academic challenges for both parents and educators. In an effort to continue on with its financial literacy lessons, Reading Cooperative Bank (RCB) has decided to modify its approach to financial literacy to help teach students remotely with the same educational materials that would typically be used for in-person sessions.

The bank has created a Financial Literacy Hub for online learning. One of the main features of this new service involves having branch managers join teachers in virtual classrooms and summer camps to deliver a variety of financial literacy courses.

“Our financial literacy courses are open to all people,” stated Julieann Thurlow, President & CEO at RCB. “When it comes to the ability to give people the information they need to successfully deal with monetary decisions that they’ll face throughout their lives, these virtual lessons are a serviceable alternative to physical classes.”

About Reading Cooperative Bank

Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.

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