Public Affairs Specialist Lisa Ripley presents the $55,228 grant award to the students, faculty, and staff at Ripley Union Lewis Huntington High School in Ripley, Ohio
Ripley Ohio, September 8, 2011 - The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is awarding Ripley Union Lewis Huntington (RULH) School District a $55,228 service-learning grant to support a student-led program called Operation Foresees (4C’s): Curriculum Connections to Critical Crisis. The program will address community safety and community preparedness in the event of a crisis. Specifically, students will work with teachers and community leaders to develop an emergency action plan. “We are so thankful to State Farm for giving our students the opportunity to bring this service-learning dream to life. We believe our entire community will be stronger, safer, and healthier as a result of Operation Foresees,” said Kristi Scott, the grant coordinator for RULH.
RULH School District is one of only 64 community organizations in the U.S. and Canada to receive a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board this year. “State Farm supports service-learning because it connects classroom curriculum with hands-on community service. This way, students master subject material while fostering civic responsibility,” said State Farm Agent Tony Staggs. For students at RULH, they will use their knowledge from technology, social studies, language arts, math and science to teach community members how to prepare and respond to a natural disaster.
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has awarded more than $19 million in grant money since its inception in 2006, empowering youth to implement service-learning projects in 340 communities.“The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a prime example of State Farm’s commitment to education, our communities and our youth,” said Lisa Ripley, spokeswoman for State Farm.
Formal check presentation to RULH School District
Monday, September 12, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at RULH High School
Lisa Ripley, State Farm Public Affairs, (859) 282-5121.
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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.