State Farm Youth Advisory Board Announces Service-Learning Grant Program
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thirty students, ages 17-20, from across the United States and Canada comprise the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. They are charged with helping State Farm design and implement a $5 million-a-year signature service-learning initiative to address issues important to State Farm and communities across the United States and Canada.
Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap;
Driver Safety and Environmental Responsibility.
Grant applications are available on the Youth Advisory Web site at http://www.statefarmyab.com. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 3, 2008. Winners will be notified shortly after grants are selected in December.
About State Farm Insurance Company From helping raise the achievement level of the nation's teachers and students, to making homes and highways safe, State Farm Insurance Company has a long history of working on behalf of the nation’s youth. State Farm has been a partner with America’s Promise Alliance since 2005 and is the exclusive sponsor of the Alliance’s landmark research study Every Child, Every Promise (ECEP), which was released in 2006 and measures the presence and impact of the Five Promises in the lives of America’s young people.
Last year, State Farm reaffirmed its commitment to the Alliance by donating $5 million to support Alliance initiatives including the Dropout Prevention Campaign.
The 5 Promises represent conditions children need to achieve adult success. The collective work of the Alliance involves keeping these promises to America’s youth. This article relates to the promises highlighted below:
These six platform areas are based on the collective experience and expertise of individuals at organizations engaged with young people across the country, the experience of young people themselves, and our own research. The platform areas are a statement of best practice – they are what has been demonstrated to work to improve graduation outcomes for young people.: