WEST LAFAYETTE -- The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is accepting applications for board members to administer a unique grant program that empowers youth to take an active role in their education through service-learning.
The board, made up of a diverse group of students, ages 17-20, is selected based on State Farm's review of their applications and telephone interviews with the top 10 applicants by the State Farm zone in which they live.
One board member and one associate board member represent each of State Farm's 13 zones from across the United States and Canada. Four additional one-year board members represent State Farm's Community Alliances partners and corporate. Students chosen present a clear understanding of service-learning and its value to communities.
Board members are charged with designing and implementing a $5 million per year signature service-learning initiative by administering grants ranging from $25,000-$100,000. The initiative addresses issues important to students, State Farm and communities across America, such as financial education, disaster preparedness, driver safety, environmental responsibility and access to higher education.
Associate board members who successfully complete their first-year term become board members for a second year. Each member commits about 15 hours a month to the board and participates in four meetings throughout the year.
One of these meetings takes place at the annual National Service-Learning Conference.
For more information on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and how to apply for board membership, visit www.statefarmyab.com. The deadline for applications is Sept. 10.