State Farm® Youth Advisory Board grants $62,300.
Los Alamos, N.M., September 16, 2011 - The State Farm Youth Advisory Board announced that Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board received a $62,300 service-learning grant for a youth-led environmental responsibility project.
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is one of 64 community organizations to receive a service-learning grant across the United States and Canada.
“State Farm supports service-learning because it combines service to the community with classroom curriculum in a hands-on approach to mastering subject material while fostering civic responsibility,” said State Farm Executive James Medina. “The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a prime example of State Farm’s commitment to education, our community and our youth.”
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has granted over $19.8 million in grant money since its inception in 2006, empowering youth to implement service-learning in 340 communities.
Additionally, applications are available for interested youth aged 17-20 to become a Youth Advisory Board member. More information can be found at www.statefarmyab.com.
Tamara Pachl, State Farm Insurance (970) 395-5252.
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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 this $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.