Every 26 seconds, a student in the United States drops out of school, but the national 26 Second Campaign seeks to change that.
“It’s a campaign to help students be more than just a statistic,” said Krista Bustamante, co-director of Youth Discovery Inc. in Logan,
The campaign is there to inspire, inform and give students a network to help them get through school. Local State Farm representatives wanted to combat the statistic at a local level, and they decided to team up with Youth Discovery Inc. Their fundraiser Saturday, May 19, will raise scholarship money for local students.
Bustamante said students who wish to be eligible for the scholarships must participate in the 5K Saturday. There is a $8 entry fee for the run for students, and event coordinators are looking for sponsors to donate the entry cost. Adults can participate for $10 each, families or groups of three for $26. The fun run begins 9 a.m.
After the run, there will be a free expo with booths from the community and nonprofit organizations as well as a talent show for students. Interested students can pick up an application for the scholarship at the expo. Application requires students fill out a form, supply a copy of school transcripts and write an essay. The applications are due May 26.
Donations can be made directly to Youth Discovery inc. through their <a href=”http://youthdiscovery.org/donate.html”>website</a>.