POSTED BY: BOB KNOTTS
It always is gratifying to see teens helping other teens, reaching out in ways that improve young lives. Or even save young lives. As 2014 begins, the Humanity Project is getting lots of help from our teen friends…because of invaluable funding from our great community partner, State Farm.
Yes, State Farm awarded us a new $10,000 grant in January to expand our terrific I Care: Just Let Me Drive teen driver safety program.That State Farm money already is bringing results, with assistance from teens themselves … and from adults too. These new efforts include:
• Barry University has five sociology students taking I Care into South Florida high schools.
• Florida SADD chapters are developing plans to use I Care in their programs – and already are getting our I Care books for free.
• A major Florida Teen Traffic Court now has 100 copies of our I Care book for case managers plus a PDF of the book in their case manager resource file. It’s one of only two such courts in the state.
Many other exciting initiatives are underway too – all thanks to State Farm … and our teen volunteers. For more information about State Farm, visit www.statefarm.com. And for more info on teens working to save the lives of their peers, stay tuned. We’ll keep you posted!