Allstate’s Partnership with WE Schools Empowers Youth across the U.S.

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Allstate’s Partnership with WE Schools Empowers Youth across the U.S.

Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson with Young Change Makers and Problem Solvers.

Allstate Chairman and CEO Tom Wilson with Young Change Makers and Problem Solvers.

Allstate believes good starts young. Just ask the tens of thousands of Allstate agency owners and employees rallying to make sure youth across the country have the opportunity to learn leadership, critical thinking and collaboration skills; build character and confidence; achieve academic success; and become engaged citizens.

So what does Allstate do to empower youth? The company partnered with WE, an international nonprofit that creates service learning curriculum, to bring its free educational resources to the U.S. This helps teachers, administrators and others organize hands-on, student-led campaigns so youth can take action on issues such as access to education, homelessness and poverty.

More than one million youth participate in WE Schools thanks to Allstate’s partnership with WE, which includes a series of stadium-sized WE Day events that celebrate students’ efforts to serve in their communities. Allstate agency owners and employees contributed 3,500 volunteer hours to WE during the 2015-2016 school year and lend their helping hands to bring WE programs to youth in their local communities.

In celebration of the power youth have to change the world, Allstate sponsored the second-annual WE Day prime-time TV special that aired on ABC on Sunday, August 28, 2016. The special highlighted inspiring young Americans volunteering to causes such as anti-violence and safe driving programs, showing the world that youth are problem solvers, not problems to be solved. It also showcased Allstate’s #THEYSAY Project, which empowers young people to dispel negative stereotypes and share their stories of good.

Watch the WE Day broadcast at: http://www.we.org/we-movement/broadcast/ or http://www.hulu.com/we-day.

Congratulations Allstate Insurance Company!