October 9, 2012 – The Elsie S. Hogan Community Library will receive a $30,096 service-learning grant to support local dropout prevention efforts from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.
State Farm® Youth Advisory Board Grants $ 30,096 To Support Drop-Out Prevention Effort
|What:||Program Recognition and Check Presentation Seed-Student Expanding Education Program|
|When:||Wednesday, October 10 - 2pm|
|Where:||Elsie S. Hogan Community Library 100 N. Curtis Ave - Willcox, AZ 8564|
|Who:||Mayor Bob Irvin, State Representative Peggy Judd, Library Director Tom Miner, Debbie Ell representing Cochise College, and Local State Farm Agent Bobbi Abbl.|
Wilcox, AZ. Oct. 10, 2012 – The Elsie S. Hogan Community Library will receive a $30,096 service-learning grant to support local dropout prevention efforts from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board. The Library is one of 68 community organizations to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant across the United States and Canada.
With research and mentoring, by local Cochise College students, students in the TAG Teen Program will write, shoot, and produce short videos that will directly target questions and concerns regarding the drop out issue. “We believe in the vision and efforts of our youth to drive change in our community,” said Library Director Tom Miner. “These videos will distributed locally (community access television), on YouTube and social media to further impact our community and bring attention to this important issue.”
“State Farm supports service-learning because it integrates service to the community into classroom curriculum using a hands-on approach to mastering subject material while fostering civic responsibility,” said local State Farm agent Bobbi Abbl. “The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a prime example of State Farm’s commitment to education, our community and our youth. I could not be happier to see this local effort recognized and supported.”
The State Farm Youth Advisory Board has granted over $24 million in grant money since its inception in 2006, empowering youth to implement service-learning in 397 communities. Additionally, applications are available for interested youth aged 17-20 to become Youth Advisory Board members. More information can be found at www.statefarmyab.com.
Robert Villegas, Public Affairs Specialist, (480) 293-6018.
Gary Clement, Elsie S. Hogan Community Library, (520) 766-4252
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