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First State Bank Sponsors Financial Literacy Training in Local School

Danville, VA, September 6, 2011 – First State Bank has partnered with GreenPath, a Michigan non-profit organization, to provide a financial literacy training program to the students of Langston High School.  Students at Langston will receive an eight week study course entitled “Banking Is”, which will provide them information on an Introduction to Economics, Personal Budgeting, Checking, Savings , Lending, Credit/Credit Cards and Electronic Banking. 

Kelvin Perry, President and CEO of First State Bank, said regarding this project, “We believe it is important to train our next generation of customers to be responsible financial citizens in our community.  We welcome this opportunity to assist Langston High in helping our students to become more financially literate.”

First State Bank, with $38 million in assets, is the only remaining African-American owned and operated bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and provides its customers with commercial banking, mortgage and consumer banking products and services. First State Bank serves customers in the City of Danville and throughout Pittsylvania county and neighboring Caswell County, NC through its banking office in Danville at 201 North Union St.


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Kelvin Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer, phone 434.792.4176.

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