Foundation Supports Youth For Unity Programs

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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