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TYLER (KYTX) -- Some Tyler Independent School District High School students are getting a reward for their hard work. State Farm donated $2,500 to a program that's been helping kids all over the state called AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination.

Now the teachers who run it have a little more breathing room in their budget. It was a big check to match a big moment in every high school students' life.

"I mean you actually smile when you think about the day you got your license," State Farm's Linda Rowe said. "And I know you guys did too. But our goal at State Farm is to keep these kids safe."

State Farm gave avid students the money because they'd come together to run a free car wash meant to raise awareness for the safety of teens on the road.

"They're just guiding us to be successful in life," AVID student Selena Cornelio said.

Cornelio said driving safety is just a small part of what makes the AVID program special--one more lesson as they're building their educational and life skills.

"They just help you every single step to actually being successful and actually getting into college," Cornelio said.

"Our tutors are fascinating," AVID student CeRon Ford said. "They teach us not only educational things such as our core classes and things like they but they teach is life skills."

Ford said learning how to be more than just a good student never gets old.

Rowe called it priceless.

"The awareness that we can give them through these types of programs and the support from the schools is invaluable," she said.

State Farm has been involved in supporting AVID for several years now. This year's check was part of a new driving safety program called "Celebrate My Drive."

TISD's AVID program helps several hundred students each year. More than 100 of them participated in that car wash.

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