Ohio, February 10, 2011 Students from schools across the country and Canada are working together to create compelling safe driving communication campaigns aimed at convincing their peers of the dangers of risky driving behaviors. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.
London High School is among this years top Project Ignition winners, also known as Leader Schools, and was selected through a competitive process.
Project Ignition, sponsored by State Farm® and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council®, is a service-learning competition designed to help teens spread their own messages about driver safety and win grant money for their schools. The program gives students in grades 9 through 12 and their teachers the chance to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety how it affects them, their community, and the world around them.
London High Schools Project Ignition team has received a $2,500 grant to implement a yearlong project, and another $5,000 to help with travel to showcase their project at the 23rd annual National Service-Learning Conference in Atlanta, April 6-9, 2011.
Project Ignition is just one teen driver safety initiative at State Farm, and helps drive the focus for National Teen Driver Safety Week, which is Oct. 17-23.
Formal Check Presentation Monday, February 14
London High School Board Meeting
Representing State Farm: Agent Jamie Peart
Representing London HS Dana Snyder and 8 LHS students
For more information visit www.sfprojectignition.com.
NYLC has been at the center of service-learning program and policy development since 1983. It convenes the annual National Service-Learning Conference, offers adult and youth trainings, and develops service-learning resources. Service learning is a teaching method that enriches learning by engaging students in meaningful service to their schools and communities. It integrates service with established learning objectives, emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving, and tackles real issues such as hunger, ecological concerns, diversity and teen driver safety. For more information, please visit www.nylc.org.
Kim Lust, Public Affairs Specialists, (740) 364-5484
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