October 08, 2008
Service-Learning News Round Up - 10/7/08
Students, Professionals Team Up for Community
from the Marion Star - Marion, OH
Students in the Career Based Intervention Program at Mount Gilead High School will partner with the Habitat for Humanity of Morrow County to fight against sub-standard housing and to learn the importance of community involvement through service.
The effort is partnership between Mount Gilead High School's Career Based Intervention class, Habitat for Humanity, and State Farm Insurance, states a press release. CBI is a school-to-work program for students who are economically disadvantaged, academically disadvantaged, or both.
A formal check presentation was held recently at the high school to present the funding to help support the program. State Farm awarded the school $8,100; $6,900 will be used toward the service-learning project and $1,200 will be used to attend the 2009 National Service-Learning Conference in Nashville, Tenn. This project is one of six in the country that received a grant from State Farm.
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