State Farm presented AmeriTowne students with a $40,000 check
- March 23, 2018
-- Young Americans Center is proud to announce that State Farm has committed to developing financial literacy skills, business knowledge and career awareness in today's youth by awarding a $40,000 grant. Through this support, State Farm makes Young AmeriTowne, a hands-on lesson in free enterprise, possible for nearly 1,000 at-risk youth.
Financial literacy is important for all students, but it is particularly impactful for students in low-income communities. Research done by Annamaria Lusardi, a professor at George Washington University, concludes, "A lack of financial literacy exacerbates economic inequality."
Through Young AmeriTowne, students of all different backgrounds prepare for future success. Engaging lessons teach young people learn about free enterprise, civics, personal finance and workforce readiness in a fun, hands-on way. The culminating experience is a day running AmeriTowne, a real town that includes a Towne Hall, Medical Center, Newspaper and Snack Shop. Young Americans Center's Send-a-School initiative ensures that at-risk students and schools have access to this experiential learning opportunity in financial literacy.
State Farm has been supporting experiential learning programs of Young Americans Center since 2004. "We are thrilled to continue our support of the Send-a-School initiative and once again partner with Young Americans," said State Farm Agent, who has been involved with Young Americans for over a decade. "Now, 1,000 at-risk, low-income youth will have the same access to the unique Young AmeriTowne program as all other students."
Janet Redwine, Communications Director
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