School-Based Program

School-based program

This part is a teen driver safety program that encourages teenagers to create and implement a year-long distracted driving campaign in their schools with a focus on cell phone use, especially texting while driving.

These students are to develop a multi-faceted, distracted driving campaign at their schools and in their communities. They are provided with a detailed instruction guide and other resources from Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

The campaign is in the form of a competition. Various competitions that the campaign can consist of are Best Campaign, Best T-Shirt Design, Best Public Service Announcement (PSA), Best Youth Empowerment Project, or Best Social Media Campaign. Through the support of our funders, each competition involves cash prizes.

Research shows that programs targeting behavior change among teenagers are more likely to be successful if they have some component of self-management and if messages come from peers. All of our participating schools continue to do an outstanding job in getting their school and community involved. We are proud of the leadership role they have taken and the support the schools have shown in spreading this important message.

At the end of the program, each school and the winners for each competition are recognized at the End of The Year Awards Banquet.