Project Ignition

Posted by on March 4, 2005

State Farm ? and the National Youth Leadership Council? are pleased to announce the return of Project Ignition. A service-learning program for grades 9 to 12, Project Ignition has attracted nationwide attention and, more importantly, helped empower students to improve their communities.

This year, Project Ignition will again focus on a very important issue affecting young people across the country, teen driver safety. Your class’s efforts could result in a $2,000 grant to implement a service-learning project in your school.

To learn more, visit <a href=""></a>. You’ll find complete program instructions and directions on how to apply. You’ll also be able to see last year’s Project Ignition finalists, get helpful project suggestions, and learn many great safety tips.

The top 25 project proposals will be announced in mid-May 2005, and grantees will receive checks in September to implement their programs during the 2005 fall semester. In December, up to 10 finalists will receive a travel stipend of up to $5,000 to attend the NYLC’s National Service-Learning Conference in Philadelphia. There, one school will be recognized as ?Best of Festival,? receiving a grant of $10,000.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you and your students, and for the long-term safety of teen drivers in your community. We hope you’ll visit us at <a href=""></a> soon to indicate your intent to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Bardins, NYLC’s Project Ignition Coordinator, at (877) 541-9363 or

Proposals are due April 1, 2005.

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