As for Taylor, she’s very clear on what her behavior is expected to be behind the wheel. “I know exactly what the driving rules are in my house and what would happen if I didn’t follow them, so I always follow them. Parents need to know that opening the lines of communication, setting rules, being supportive and being a positive example really does change their teen’s perspective on driving safely.”
About Project Ignition
Car crashes continue to be the number one cause of death for adolescents. Through their participation in a high school service-learning program called Project Ignition, thousands of young people have taken up the challenge and are playing a role in the solution by engaging their peers and parents in activities that reduce risky driving behaviors.
Project Ignition, coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council and funded by State Farm, makes grants available to public high schools in the U.S. and Canada. The program provides young people with the tools and opportunity to take the lead in addressing teen driver safety issues in their communities by linking public service to academic curriculum.
- Twenty-five schools will be chosen to receive $2,000 grants to support implementation of teen driver safety awareness and engagement campaigns in spring 2012.
- Ten of these 25 schools will receive $5,000 to sponsor their participation in a national conference or event. They will also have the chance to receive an addition $2,500 to go even deeper with their campaigns during the 2012-2013 school year.
- Additional information and the grant application are available at www.sfprojectignition.com. Applications are due by November 15, 2011.