State Farm's Celebrate My Drive program presents $100,000 school grant to School of Technology at Carver
Atlanta, GA, Oct. 18, 2012 – National Teen Driver Safety Week is a time to honor those who actively support teens as they learn to drive safely and get ready for the road ahead. During this week, State Farm is honoring the School of Technology at Carver in Atlanta, GA as one of 14 schools across the U.S. and Canada that were key supporters of the Celebrate My Drive initiative in September. The school was presented with the $100,000 grant at an assembly at the school.
State Farm celebrated new drivers at more than 400 Celebrate My Drive events organized in communities large and small – making it North America’s largest-ever simultaneous gathering of new teen drivers. As part of this program, State Farm awarded 14 participating schools each a grant of $100,000. The winning schools were chosen based on an online voting process that took place during the six days leading up to September 15. Schools will use the grants to fund key safety or other essential projects at the school.
School Principal Tiuana Crooms said "It is a humbling experience and great honor to see the students of George Washington Carver School of Technology and State Farm join together to achieve this great accomplishment. The $100,000 donation is a true example of how success can be achieved by working and investing in our children. The donation will be instrumental in creating academic enrichment programs for the students at Carver School of Technology."
"We are thankful to School of Technology at Carver and everyone who came together in September to help rally communities around new drivers," said State Farm Spokesman Justin Tomczak. "Sharing these positive experiences and helping to keep them safe as they explore the road ahead builds stronger communities."
For a complete list of all winners, go to www.celebratemydrive.com.
Justin Tomczak, Public Affairs Specialist, (770) 418-5562.
National Teen Driver Safety Week is observed the third week of October, to bring attention to the number one killer of American teens, car crashes. During this week we encourage parents, young drivers, lawmakers and educators to focus on working together to change risky teen driving behaviors and help save lives. As a result of their combined goal of reducing injury and death from teen crashes, State Farm® and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia® teamed up in 2007 to support a Congressional resolution designating National Teen Driver Safety Week. Working together with many valued safety organizations, we continue to provide leadership and advocacy around this tragedy.
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