State Farm Awards Grant to National Corvette Museum

State Farm Agents JR Wade, Ginger Cleary and Tony Rhoades present Museum Education Coordinator Deb Howard with a $10,000 Good Neighbor Grant

State Farm Insurance has awarded a $10,000 Good Neighbor Grant to the National Corvette Museum to provide financial support for driving and educational programs held at the Museum and NCM Motorsports Park. The funding will be used towards Tire Rack’s Street Survival program (a teen driving program offered at the NCM Motorsports Park), MEchanics clinics (teaching basic car care and maintenance), Driver Safety Awareness Day, and other education programs.

“Street Survival provides students with  a hands-on driving experience for  real-world situations,” said Deb Howard, Museum Education Coordinator. “Students use their own car to learn its handling limits and how to better control their vehicle . It helps them become more observant of various  traffic situations. We’ve been offering the course for several years now, and it always sells out.”

Going under the hood, MEchanics gives students of all ages the information they need to take proper care of their car. From checking the  oil, to changing a lightbulb, to changing a tire, this class covers everything a driver needs to know about their car to keep it running strong and safely..

 Our Driver Safety Awareness Day  provides students  with the opportunity to learn what it takes to be a responsible driver on Kentucky’s roadways.  Students are  educated on what it takes to receive their graduated license in the state of Kentucky. 

State Farm has partnered with the Museum by providing funding for the teen driving programs since 2013, with contributions totaling $94,000. State Farm provides grants in three areas: safety, community development and education.

“The National Corvette Museum is helping to save the lives of teenage drivers in Kentucky,” said Jim Slaven, Public Affairs for State Farm, Kentucky and Tennessee. “We are pleased to present them with this additional funding for 2019 to continue the wonderful work they are doing in this important safety area.”

Learn more about upcoming opportunities for teen driver education at the Museum on www.corvettemuseum.org.