WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Library Foundation (WPLF) has been awarded a $35,000 grant for 2016 from The Allstate Foundation (TAF) to support educational programs, titled the “Allstate Readiness Series,” on two critical issues facing communities today: teen safe driving and economic empowerment.
This grant-supported partnership, which began in 2011, enables the White Plains Public Library to provide educational workshops for teens and adults, in addition to supporting community outreach and public awareness advertising in White Plains.
“The Allstate Readiness Series enables the White Plains Library to help build a stronger, safer community by providing vital information on safe driving practices and financial literacy to thousands of teens and adults,” said Libby Hollahan, WPLF Executive Director. “We are grateful to TAF for its generous ongoing support, and are pleased that local Allstate agents have volunteered their time to work with us at community outreach events throughout the year.”
“As a national leader in promoting teen safe driving as well as economic empowerment, The Allstate Foundation develops partnerships with non-profit organizations such as public libraries to bring these initiatives to local communities,” said Kayla Taylor, New York Allstate Foundation spokesperson.
“The Allstate Readiness Series is funding innovative workshops in our teen library, The Edge, that teach teens to become responsible drivers, while also helping them learn digital media skills. Teens are creating video games and public service announcement videos, learning coding and designing websites, all centered (around) the theme of safe driving,” said Library Director Brian Kenney.
The White Plains Library Foundation, a non-profit organization, was incorporated in 1995 to raise funds to help meet the long-range goals of the White Plains Public Library. The Foundation’s work supports a wide range of programs and initiatives that promote literacy, educational achievement, career development and lifelong learning. For more information on the White Plains Library Foundation, click here .
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. For more information on The Allstate Foundation, click here .
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