Benjamin Franklin High School Awarded $2,000 for student teen driver safety campaign.
New Orleans, LA, February 13, 2012 - Benjamin Franklin High School has been selected as one of 25 schools across the U.S. and Canada to receive a $2,000 Project Ignition grant for 2012.
Project Ignition is a student-led teen driver safety program funded by State Farm in coordination with the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC). The program was developed because car crashes are the No. 1 killer of youth. With a little help from Project Ignition, Benjamin Franklin students are working to change that devastating reality. The Benjamin Franklin H.S. team is one of three such schools in Louisiana named as grant recipients for 2012.
The BFHS student-led project is called the ‘Mardi Gras Act Responsibly’ Campaign, and focuses on reinforcing healthy lifestyle choices and good decision making when it comes to teen driver safety issues. Ms. Tanya Jones serves as the faculty advisor for the BFHS team.
If the Benjamin Franklin campaign is selected at the end of the school year as one of the top 10, they are eligible to receive additional funding (up to $7,500) to extend their campaign, and to showcase their project promoting teen driver safety in the National Youth Service Learning Conference in Minneapolis, MN in April.
“As the nation’s No. 1 insurer of vehicles, State Farm makes it a priority to promote teen driver safety through programs like Project Ignition,” says State Farm representative Jeff Davis. “We believe in the power of young people to make a difference and are happy to join them in promoting teen driver safety.”
State Farm agents Lisa Green Campbell and Amy Falcon presented for State Farm.
Interested in learning more? Visit SFProjectIgnition.com for more information about the program
Gary Stephenson, Public Affairs Specialist, (501) 615-6004.
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