Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 3, 2011 Live Alive. Avoid the STD Dangers of Driving is one of 26 projects selected to participate in the 2010-2011 Project Ignition (PI) program.
Students from schools across the country and Canada are saving lives through 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.
Polk County High School in Benton, Tennessee, is among this years top Project Ignition winners, 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.
Polk County High Schools Project Ignition team has received a $2,000 grant to implement their project. Completed projects will be submitted in May and up to10 will be chosen as Leader Schools for the next phase of the program.
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.
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