Books & Beyond receives a $25,400 national grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board

IU is one of 82 community organizations or schools to receive a service-learning, youth-led grant across the United States and Canada. More than 1,100 grant requests were received by the Board.

This grant will fund travel for the Newark Collegiate Academy students to visit IU in the fall  and for the Global Villagers to visit Newark. It will also fund the printing and publishing of the stories.

GV Books & Beyond students at the State Farm Check Presentation

“Books and Beyond is a wonderful example and model of what students can achieve through initiative, skill-getting, teamwork, and dedication to a set of ideas: that a dream can become a reality, that every side of a service-learning project should benefit, and that everyone in this world has a story to tell.”

–Dr. Jeff Holdeman, Director, Global Village Living-Learning Center, Indiana University Bloomington

“State Farm supports service-learning because it combines service to the community with classroom curriculum in a hands-on approach to mastering subject material while fostering civic responsibility,” said State Farm Community Specialist Ed Perez.  “The State Farm Youth Advisory Board is a prime example of State Farm’s commitment to education, our community and our youth.”

Visit for more information about the different projects being funded and about the Youth Advisory Board.


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