As a key partner in the America's Promise Alliance, State Farm® is helping make students' lives better by supporting associates who give their time to public schools in need.
Bell Multicultural High School in Washington, D.C. is one such adopted school where volunteers are helping shape the region's future workforce. Under the leadership of Vice President Agency Victor Anger, Auto Estimatics Inspector Stevon Green and the Mid-Atlantic Zone's Multicultural Business Development team, students and teachers at Bell Multicultural remain the beneficiaries of State Farm's support for a wide variety of school programs.
The most visible of those programs is the schools' twice-yearly oral student portfolio presentations. The public presentations are a graduation requirement, representing 40% of a student's grade, and are critiqued by a panel of parents, teachers, and community advocates.
"State Farm employees were so attentive and thoughtful and they asked such probing questions that really pushed the students' learning," said Principal Maria Tukeva. "Both students and staff said how pleased they were to see members of the corporate community so involved in education."
Stevon Green, who serves as the liaison between the State Farm team and the school, sees benefits for the Company as well as the students they're serving. "As we look to the future, our Enterprise will continue to grow, and we need stronger multicultural communities to provide the kind of balanced work force we're going to require to serve those communities," he said.