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BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Environmental responsibility was on the minds of youth when considering service-learning projects.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board announced today it will award $4.5 million for youth-led, service-learning based projects to 82 community organizations across the United States and Canada.
More than 1,100 grant requests totaling nearly $80 million were received. The grants will be awarded to the organizations in the following ways:
- $1.7 million will go to 31 environmental responsibility projects.
- $1 million will go to 20 higher education/closing the achievement gap projects.
- More than $700,000 will go to 14 financial education projects.
- More than $800,000 will go to 13 natural and societal disaster preparedness projects.
- More than $250,000 will go to four driver safety projects.
“On International Corporate Philanthropy Day, I’m proud that State Farm is highlighting a unique philanthropic model like the State Farm Youth Advisory Board,” State Farm Executive Vice President Barbara Cowden said. “State Farm remains committed to empowering young adults to have a positive impact on their communities and their education.”
Visit www.statefarmyab.com for more information.
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About the Youth Advisory Board: The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a diverse group of 30 youth, ages 17-20, who were chosen through a competitive process to lead and oversee a $5 million/year signature service-learning initiative. The Youth Board identified the issues, issued competitive grants and will now provide technical assistance, communication and oversight to site grantees. To learn more about the Youth Advisory Board visit statefarmyab.com.
SOURCE State Farm