A lot of bad things are going on in this country today that are constantly being highlighted on the news and in the media. We tend to sit around and complain about how everything seems so terrible but when asked to do something about it, most people think that's impossible. How can one person make an impact? It's not really about one person making an impact, but really a group of people that all want the same thing.
These days parents are putting a lot of pressure on themselves to provide a safe community in which to raise children so they will do anything necessary to ensure their hometowns thrive. Well, State Farm Neighborhood Assist wants to help make a difference in our communities as well by giving grants to the causes that mean the most to us. That's right - YOU get to vote for your favorite cause!! I did! I voted for Dropout Reengagement in Philadelphia. 40 causes will be chosen to win so make sure you vote here and spread the word on Facebook for others to vote!
By coming together and voting for causes - we can help make a positive impact in the community! The State Farm Neighborhood Assist program invites people to submit a community cause they are passionate about and can rally behind it for a chance to win one of 40 $25,000 grants exclusively through Facebook to make their passion come to life! State Farm Neighborhood Assist is great because it connects individuals and communities with local non-profits to help build safer, stronger, better-educated communities. You can learn more by visiting http://statefarmyab.com/projects/neighborhood-assist/.
The Youth Advisory Board is a board of 30 students ages 17-20 from all over the United States. For 2 years they serve a term and implement a $5 million-a-year service-learning initiative to help address issues that are important to youth and communities. This is a youth-driven board which is a great way to work on a brighter future for everyone!