November 2, 2016

YouthQuest is one of 200 finalists in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist, a crowd-sourced grant competition that empowers communities to identify issues in their neighborhoods.

The 40 causes to receive the most votes will each win a $25,000 grant.

“Neighborhood Assist is another example of State Farm helping life go right in communities all across the U.S.,” said Kellie Clapper, State Farm Assistant Vice President. “The communities themselves play an important role in inspiring people to rally and vote for these important causes.”

A $25,000 grant from State Farm would allow YouthQuest to provide students and their parents targeted academic interventions, academic enrichment, and access to programming related to nutrition, physical fitness, and youth leadership development – all of which would significantly combat the obstacles these families face in the wake of Flint's Water Crisis.

The funds would purchase materials needed to help YouthQuest's frontline staff close the achievement gap, as well as prepare students for college and career success. Additionally, these funds will be used to help parents engage in their child's education, connect to other important community resources, and ensure they have the health and wellness support their child needs.

Users can vote up to 10 times daily through 11:59 p.m. Nov. 4. To get started, visit