Service-Learning Grants Announced
State Farm™ Student Achievement Grants Support Learning through Service
State Farm is proud to team up with YSA (Youth Service America) to offer grants up to $1,000 per classroom or $4,000 per school to support educators in K-12 public schools across the United States who engage their students in meaningful learning through service. Each grant engages participating teachers and students in YSAs signature school program, Semester of Service, an extended service and learning program that leads to student achievement, college and career readiness, and stronger communities.
During a Semester of Service, students learn, apply, and demonstrate academic content and 21st century skills through the planning and implementation of substantive service projects. Teachers ensure that classrooms activities are aligned with College- and Career-Ready Standards or other required state/local academic standards. Additionally, participating educators will receive one-day of professional development training. Throughout the program, teachers and students work together to study, learn, take action, and make an impact on an issue important to them and their community.
See the list of 2014-2015 State Farm Student Achievement Grantee classrooms.
Educators may learn more about YSAs Semester of Service program at YSA.org/semester