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Youth Advisory Board Grants Funds For Florida Service Learning Projects

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board, supported by State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, has announced that it will award $722,070 to several Florida organizations for youth-led, service-learning based projects.

Congratulations to the following Florida programs who have been awarded grants:

  • Manatee Technical Institute
    MTI students will install several solar carports in order to provide emergency power for disaster relief, replace power from oil fired power plants, and charge batteries of electric cars and plug-in hybrids.

  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
    Students will conduct a restoration project in Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the U.S. whose ecosystem is in collapse. They will help repair the disruptive effects of expansion and industry on the ecosystem.

  • Flagler County Education Foundation
    The Flagler County School District intends to establish “State Farm Stewards of the Land,” a service learning project emphasizing environmental responsibility and focusing on students who are at high risk for dropping out of school.

  • FAMU Honor Student Association
    This project will teach students about the importance of understanding finances and managing personal financial affairs through service- learning and hands-on activities, outings, trips, and financial seminars.

  • Leon County Schools
    Hartsfield Elementary School students in Tallahassee will form a partnership with the Cherry Laurel Retirement Center in which fourth and fifth grade students will serve as technology tutors for the adult residents at the Center. In turn, the Center residents will serve as mentors, encouraging students to excel in school and continue their education.

  • Volunteer USA Foundation
    Teen Trendsetters™ Reading Mentors is an award-winning program that recruits and trains high school students to mentor under-educated youth in reading. This match provides enormous benefits to aid struggling youth by meeting their educational and social needs.

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