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Kara Neuverth
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State Farm’s Generous Donation Aids Driving Education for Boys Town Youth

​State Farm's mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams and on September 22, 2017, Boys Town staff and youth held a special ceremony to thank State Farm for helping future young drivers.

Before the first football was thrown for the game on Friday, the insurance company presented a check for $15,000 on the Boys Town football field. The donation that State Farm has given will go toward helping Boys Town provide driver's education to the youth. "Car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for teenagers," said State Farm Public Affairs Specialist Kelly Pargett. "State Farm is proud to stand alongside Boys Town to change that narrative and to help in their mission of caring for children and families and making our communities safer."

Every year, approximately 75 Boys Town juniors and seniors take driver's education at Cornhusker Driving School. Through hard work and dedication, those who completed the course were all given certificates of successful completion. "We are very grateful for this generous grant from State Farm," said Father Steven Boes, Boys Town President and National Executive Director. "Boys Town students and all high school students can greatly benefit from safe driving skills."

Thanks again to State Farm for their generous donation to Boys Town. Our youth truly appreciate the opportunity to learn the skills they need to be safe drivers.