Foundation Supports Youth For Unity Programs

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TRENTON—Recognizing the need for youth to embrace different cultures, The Allstate Foundation in New Jersey is continuing its partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs in New Jersey – through a 2009 grant for $35,000 – to promote tolerance, diversity and inclusion in Newark, Trenton and Perth Amboy.

The grant support assists the organization’s “Youth for Unity” initiative, the New Jersey component of a national, Allstate Foundation-backed program. The grant has been facilitated through Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company.

To help educate young people across the country about the importance of tolerance and diversity, Boys & Girls Clubs of America joined forces with The Allstate Foundation to develop Youth for Unity, a diversity education program designed to combat prejudice, bigotry and discrimination.  The innovative initiative is the umbrella title for a comprehensive set of programmatic interventions that will allow local clubs to help members appreciate and understand our society’s diversity, recognize unfairness and take personal leadership in confronting bias.


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