All financial recipients are required to meet 1-on-1 with a THRIVE financial coach for one session before funding assistance is distributed. All THRIVE Financial coaches are trained through the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office; the majority of coaches have taken the Master Financial Educator Class, which is a 20-hour course.
The purpose of the session is to build a budget with the client, and provide helpful financial tools, based on their unique situation to aid them on their financial journey.
All clients are invited to take part in our “Take 3” program, which requests the client take at least 3 sessions with a Master Financial Educator to earn a THRIVE Care Kit, valued at $50. The following sessions are tailored to the client’s specific needs and can include debt management, credit issues, spending plans, stretching their money to go further, insurance questions, identify theft assistance, and more.