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How many students heard the message of your project?

Estimated percentage of your student body?

Who has your project aimed to reach?
Freshman class| Sophomore class| Junior class| Senior class| School professionals| Parents| Community at large| Other

Clearly state the objective of your project. 

Our objective was to educate and provide awareness on all forms of distracted driving. This year we targeted a larger demographic extending outside our state.

Describe your project and its implementation. 

Lead students and advisors met throughout the year to identify problem areas within the area, and come up with solutions on how to improve and increase awareness. We implemented ideas into a variety of classroom settings including health, pe , media, art, science and in the elementary level classrooms.  We collaborated with local police departments, local driving safety alliances, as well as medical professionals and hospitals in the tri-state area.  Through guest speakers we enhanced our audiences knowledge and awareness.

School/Community Engagement: 
How did you reach your student body and the community? (examples: connecting with nearby colleges, schools, local police departments, persons affected by teen crashes, local/county/state governments, and local businesses) 

We targeted elementary, middle, and secondary school students, staff, parents, and community and state organizations.

What makes your project unique and engaging? How did you engage with other student groups to creatively spread your message? (Examples: create artwork, music, plays, unique campaign slogan/logos) 

Through the project we increased awareness of all forms of distracted driving. Through interactive lecture, and participation in activities including share the Keys, students, and parents became more knowledge and aware of safe teen driving.

Show how you worked as a team in designing and implementing your project (examples: sign-in sheets at meetings, photos of the group working on tasks). 

We had monthly meetings in person and via Meet, and Zoom.  We took pictures, and video of different events.  We met before presentations and trips and our student leaders all had key roles in these events.

Use of Research/Data: 
Show how you used local resources to help identify, deliver, assess, and present your project (Examples: local/statewide/national data.). 

This year we interacted with many community and state organizations and resources. We had a lecture on organ donation to our driver education classes.  We had many  guest speakers talk to our health and driver education classes. These include the South Jersey Tranportation planning organization, which spoke to our health classes about safe teen driving, and our physics classes about car accidents and safety belts.    We had Donna Setara speak to our driver education classes in December and the Move over Law.  Joel feldman spoke to our students about distracted driving and his personal story and organization. He also supplied us with books for part of our project.  Cooper Hospital spoke with us about safety, accidents, and also provided the Stop the bleed program.  We have collaboted with the Hamilton Township Police Dept about safe driving, and creating a community message of statistical awareness.  We have collaborated and met with CHOP 4 separate times. We had James Wilkes talk to our Bio-Med students about concussions and driving.  We also have CHOP and a field trip where they are helping us formulate a safe driving survey to be administered in school setting, as well as providing our lead students with a driving lab tour at there research center in Philadelphia PA.  Our students also provided distracted driving lessons to our local 5th graders at the Hess Elementary School. Share the Keys is a program we offer to our students and parents.  We also teamed up with the Philadelphia wings, where are  distracted driving banner was displayed at the facility

Use of Media: 
Document how you used media in your project (examples: local radio, TV, newspapers, social media, websites, video, PSAs). 

We used local media including radio such as 94.3, 96.9, 92.1, and 107.3  ACCC and Stockton University also collaborated with us to enhance our message.  We often provided weekly and monthly information both on radio, and Falcon TV.  Social media was also used to enhance our message including: @ohsdigitalvideo PSA’s were used in school, and community setting via radio.

Evaluation and Impact: 
Describe how you measured the impact of your project (examples: pre/post observational studies, surveys, quizzes, interviews, etc.)   

Our project is ongoing, and collaboration with CHOP and formulation of a safe driving survey is being completed. Both of us will use data at school and in region for how we can make bigger improvements in this area in the future.

How will your project have a lasting effect on your target group? 

Everyone we have spoken too, or have collaborated with is a current or future driver in our region, and they will be mindful of all forms of distracted driving driving we have touched on. The results of our survey will add authencity to the message were trying to get across.

Unexpected Lessons Learned:
Describe any unintended results that came out of your project. 

We have found that doing a survey the right way involves a lot of hurdles and legalities because were dealing with a corporate entity

Stipend Reporting:
Your school received a stipend to support your Champion School Teen Driving Safety Project. Additionally, any funds that you raised as a result of your project must be reinvested into transportation safety. The purpose of this report is to itemize expenditures for your project that were paid from the stipend

Road safety signage $170
Tshirts, philadelphia wings stadium banner $330
Philadelphia wings stadium signage fee $500
Total $1000