Dylan Overstreet: CPP Program ’14


State Farm Projects: 

At State Farm I have worked on a variety of different projects this summer. I developed a Business Continuity Outbound Dialer for our department.  The dialer is the first communication after an event that causes a business interruption.  Other projects I have assisted with are; Enterprise Catastrophe Volunteer Project, CCG Hiring Process, and other business continuity projects.

Boys & Girls Club Projects:

I developed the Wish Wall at the BGC which is a way for the kids to communicate what they want from the Club.  I gave a ten minute presentation at the Board Retreat this Summer, sharing what other Boys & Girls Club similar to ours are doing. Helped develop a Pen Pals program as well as a monthly Newsletter to help strengthen the relationship with donors, board members and other supporters.  Also created a “Hard Work 2 Hoops” program, which allowed four members to attend the IWU Mens Basketball camp for free based on a behavior, attendance, and grades incentive program.

Dylan’s Grant:

For 22 years, Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. We are dedicated to ensuring that our community’s disadvantaged youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures.  In order to have an even deeper impact on our community’s youth, Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal is requesting funding from IWU Action Research Center to help the implementation of a program called SMART Girls, which enhances girls’ physical and emotional health. The program combines informational and experiential learning activities to help girls, ages eight to seventeen, develop the knowledge and skills necessary to practice healthy lifestyle choices.  To implement the SMART Girls program, we would like to request the amount of $500 towards an incentive after the completion of the program. A more detailed breakdown of how these dollars will be allocated can be found in this proposal’s Budget.  The Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal has the staff and tools necessary to see this vision come to life. We thank you for considering this request. Together, we can assure that our community’s youth go on to have great futures.

A Note From Dylan:

I’d first like to thank State Farm for your support of the community partnership program.  Big thank you to my whole department and everyone that has helped me out this summer, specifically my supervisor, Evan Russo.  Also would like to thank Grant Anderson and Jenny Hall from the Boys & Girls Club for letting me become a part of their team at the Club.  Finally a big thanks to Deborah Halperin and Matt LaLonde for all they do to make this program possible.