State Farm Youth Advisory Board Announces Service-Learning Grant Program

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.

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is again offering grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 for service-learning projects.

Topics are: 

  • Financial Education;
  • Access to Higher Education/Closing the Achievement Gap;
  • Disaster Preparedness;
  • Driver Safety and Environmental Responsibility.

Grant applications are available on the Youth Advisory Web site at http://www.statefarmyab.comApplications 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.