SOURCE: Farmers Insurance

March 06, 2012 17:15 ET

Farmers Insurance to Present $10,000 Check to the Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge Program at a Special Ceremony March 9, 2012

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2012) - Farmers Insurance Group of Companies® will present a $10,000 contribution to the Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge Program on March 9, 2012 at the Idaho State Capitol.

Farmers Insurance Idaho State Executive Director Kris Pacey presents a $10,000 check to Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter, and Idaho National Guard State Adjutant General, Major General Gary Sayler, to boost development efforts of the Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

Idaho State Capitol, Auditorium Garden Level, WW02

10:30 A.M.

"We are pleased to support the Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge national program because it mentors at risk youth and gives them a chance to become productive citizens and make a good life for themselves and their families," stated Farmers State Executive Pacey. "We thank Governor Otter, and Generals' Sayler and Turner for their roles in making the National Guard Youth Challenge Program a reality in Idaho."

Youth Challenge officials stated the funds received will be used in the programs start-up operations, specifically the repair and renovation of the program's residential training facility. The facility when complete will serve over two hundred high school drop outs from all parts of Idaho as they progress through the Youth Challenge's nationally proven program.

The Idaho National Guard Youth Challenge Program's mission is "To intervene in and reclaim the lives of sixteen-eighteen-year-old high school dropouts, producing program graduates with the values, life skills, education, and self-discipline necessary to succeed as productive citizens." It is a preventive rather than remedial at-risk youth program, which targets participants who are unemployed, drug-free and law-free high-school dropouts, 16 to 18 years of age.

The program includes a 22-week residential phase where cadets learn the program's eight core components of Responsible Citizenship, Academic Excellence, Life-Coping Skills, Service to Community, Health and Hygiene, Job Skills Training, Leadership/Followership, and Physical Fitness while earning a State approved Educational Credential.

The residential phase is followed by a year-long mentoring relationship with a specially trained member from each youth's community, who works to reinforce the lessons learned in the residential phase and assists the student in pursuing further education, employment, or civic service. Learn more at

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