Win Grants and Promote Safe Driving with #CelebrateMyDrive

Car crashes have been the number one killer of our teenagers for more than 30 years. With cell phones, distracted driving is causing even more deaths! Join #celebratemydrive to promote driving safety and win GRANTS (they are giving ten (10) – $100,000 grants AND ninety (90) – $25,000 grants!). [button href=”http://www.celebratemydrive.com/” primary=”true” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Register Your School Now![/button]

 Join the State Farm 2014 Celebrate My Drive Program by registering your school by October 7. After October 7 you will have your students and parents take online safe driving pledges as they learn more about driving safely.

What can you win?

As you can see in the video above, 2 schools (one larger school and one smaller school) will win a concert from the band Perry. They are also giving away:

  • 90 grants of $25,000 each
  • 10 grants of $100,000 each

This is a great cause and can help your school when times are tough. But talk about tough times, nothing is as bad as the death of a student for a senseless auto accident (or the death of a student at all.)

[button href=”http://www.celebratemydrive.com/” primary=”false” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Click here to register now.[/button]

Who can participate?

  • Public, private or charter schools in the USA (except NH)  and some provinces of Canada.
  • See the official rules to make sure you qualify.

 

make-sure-registered

Only registered high schools can win prizes. You have until October 7 to register your school!

Step 1: Register your school (by October 7)

[callout]Ask a school administrator to register your school for “Celebrate My Drive” at www.celebratemydrive.com. You must register by October 7 so your parents and students can participate! (See Step 2 for what you do AFTER October 7)[/callout]

In case you think your school is too small, there are two categories of participation: schools with more than 750 students and those with less than 750.

[button href=”http://www.celebratemydrive.com/” primary=”false” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Click here to register now.[/button]

Step 2: Encourage Your Students & Parents to Commit to Safe Driving (October 15-24)

[callout]Between October 15 and October 24, parents and students aged 14 and up can sign a safe driving commitment at www.celebratemydrive.com .  Those with the most commitments during the period WIN. [/callout]

Use the school toolkit with flyers, press releases, and daily announcements already written for you. (The registration toolkit rocks.) The one week between October 7 and October 15 gives you time to get the word out so plan your school announcements accordingly!

 

about-2n2

Teach kids to keep 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel and save lives!

As much as we love technology, we MUST help kids learn to pay attention and drive safely. As part of the campaign, State Farm is promoting 2N2® — 2 eyes on the road, 2 hands on the wheel.

When Kids Are Safe Drivers We All Win

We have a bench on our campus of a precious child who died many years a go in such a senseless accident. Your school probably has automobile accident tragedies too.

Whatever comes out of this, if you can have students focus on driving and keep 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel – THAT IS AN AWESOME THING.

So… why not? Save a life. BIG WIN. Get money – not as big a win as saving the life of a child but still a WIN.

[button href=”http://www.celebratemydrive.com/About” primary=”true” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Find Out More About the Celebrate My Drive Challenge[/button]

[button href=”http://www.celebratemydrive.com/Rules” primary=”false” centered=”true” newwindow=”true”]Read the Celebrate My Drive Rules[/button]

celebrate my drive prevent teen car crashes

Prevent teen car crashes and win grants for your school by participating in Celebrate My Drive. You need to register before October 7, 2014. Only registered high schools can win prizes!

 

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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