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State Farm Now Accepting Applications for Youth Advisory Board Members

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is seeking Board Members to serve through 2013.

“Being on the State Farm Youth Advisory Board has allowed me to share my passion for service-learning with other highly motivated young people, and helped develop me as an individual,” said Erin Drake, a current Board member. “It’s enlightening to see a corporation that realizes the power youth can bring in creating long-lasting change.”

The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is comprised of 30 young adults, ages 17-20, from communities across the U.S. and Canada. The Board’s mission is to oversee a $5 million signature service-learning initiative to address pressing issues that have a direct impact on communities. Youth Advisory 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 communication and outreach.

The Board’s work is handled through four in-person meetings at State Farm Corporate headquarters in Bloomington, Illinois or at other locations within the U.S. Primary commitment to the board and time working is through electronic communications between meetings. The expectation is that all Board members will commit 15 hours per month to board activities.

“State Farm has long believed that for communities to thrive, young people must be empowered as leaders and decision-makers to address real issues. We’re excited to engage youth in our work and to have them help us develop meaningful service-learning programs in communities across the United States and Canada,” said Kathy Payne, Senior Director of Education Leadership. 

The application deadline is October 3. Selected applicants will be notified by November. Information and applications are available at:

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