State Farm(R) Now Accepting Applications for Associate Youth Advisory Board Members

State Farm(R) Now Accepting Applications for Associate Youth Advisory Board Members

Deadline for applications is March 31, 2009


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BLOOMINGTON, Ill, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — State Farm Youth Advisory Board is seeking Associate Board Members to serve through 2010.

Associate Youth Advisory Board members receive a $3,000 scholarship to be used for post-secondary education at a four-year, two-year or vocational training program. Associate members may become Board members with a second year of service and receive a $5,000 scholarship.

“The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is an opportunity to serve on a national board with other highly motivated, autonomous young people,” said a current Youth Advisory Board member. “We are empowered by a dedicated corporation to create real, long-lasting change.”

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is comprised of 30 young adults ages 17-20 from communities across the country and Canada with three at-large members representing State Farm’s national service-learning partners. The Board’s mission is to create and oversee a signature service-learning initiative to address pressing issues that have a direct impact on communities. Youth Board members are responsible for identifying these issues, overseeing the site selections and grant making process, providing technical assistance to the site grantees, and assisting with communications and outreach.

The application deadline to join the Youth Advisory Board is March 31. Selected applicants will be notified by the end of May. Information and applications are available at:

http://www.statefarmyab.com

http://www.statefarm.com

http://www.ysa.org

http://www.nylc.org

http://www.service-learningpartnership.org

For more information contact Dawn Fones, dawn.fones.cv9s@statefarm.com, 309-766-2259 or Matt Maloney, matthew.maloney.mm2e@statefarm.com, 309-766-7554.

About State Farm: State Farm insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the U.S., is the leading insurer of watercraft and is also a leading insurer in Canada. State Farm’s 17,000 agents and 68,000 employees serve more than 78 million auto, fire, life and health policies in the United States and Canada, and more than 1.9 million bank accounts. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company is the parent of the State Farm family of companies. State Farm is ranked No. 32 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. For more information, please visit statefarm.com(R) or in Canada statefarm.ca(R).

About Service-learning: Service-learning is a teaching method which supplements classroom studies with hands-on projects that address pressing community issues and problems. To learn more about service-learning visit http://www.nylc.org, http://www.ysa.org,

http://www.service-learningpartnership.org and

statefarm.com/about/part_spos/community/ed_excel/servlrng.asp.

SOURCE State Farm

State Farm(R) Now Accepting Applications for Associate Youth Advisory Board Members