Wednesday, March 25, 2015

National Corvette Museum Foundation Receives 2015 State Farm Grant

Grant helps further Museum's mission of education

State Farm has awarded the National Corvette Museum, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, with a Good Neighbor Citizenship grant for their teen drivers’ education programs. The Museum plans to utilize the $15,000 grant towards materials and supplies for teen driving and other drivers’ education courses held at the NCM Motorsports Park.

Kellie Steen, Education & Community Events Coordinator at the National Corvette Museum, is looking forward to using the State Farm Grant to continue developing the courses.

“Each year we work to grow and develop the programs we offer for teens and their parents, and the funding from State Farm will allow us to offer more digital technology in the classroom to keep the kids engaged,” said Steen. “The new resources will also be available for the high performance driving events hosted at the track, which combine the educational side of driving with the recreational side,” Steen added. “We want mom and dad to be safe drivers, too!”

State Farm provides grants in three areas: safety, community development and education. The National Corvette Museum provides numerous courses in regards to teen driver education, auto and roadway safety, which are values that State Farm directs funding towards with their grants.

“State Farm knows that vehicle crashes are a leading cause of injury and death for young people,” said Patrick Warren, Vice President of Agency/Sales for State Farm. “We are committed to keeping young drivers safe and are pleased to support the efforts of the National Corvette Museum.”

The National Corvette Museum hosts several programs for teen drivers. Some popular courses offered include Car Control and Situational Awareness Clinics geared towards those with permits and newly licensed drivers; Street Survival, offering a hands-on experience in the students’ own car; Powder Puff Mechanics, designed to help attendees be more knowledgeable about their car; and many others. All classes are limited in size, and courses offered often fill up quickly - some even with waiting lists. The next Street Survival course is slated for Saturday, April 11 and registration is now open.

Each year students benefit from the courses that are offered and leave with the tools to be safe, careful, aware and well-prepared drivers. Expanding these courses is now possible with the generosity of State Farm. To inquire about upcoming courses, visit or contact Kellie Steen at 270-467-8852 or

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About the NCM Drivers’ Safety Academy
The National Corvette Museum offers a series of driver's education clinics to help teens and adults become safer drivers. Each course is tailored to a specific audience. The Museum is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky at I-65, exit 28 and is open daily, 8am-5pm.  Upcoming drivers’ clinics and information on programs offered is available at