Give Backroads a Brake

How many students heard the message?

Estimated percentage of your student body?

Who has your project aimed to reach?

  • Freshman class
  • Sophomore class
  • Junior class
  • Senior class
  • School professionals

The objective of our project is to spread awareness about how speeding on back roads is dangerous and can cause serious injury.

Target Audience:
Our target audience is the entire student body of Salem Tech. Most specifically, the student drivers.

This project was implemented via speaking to the shop classes of Salem Tech and requiring them to create a posters to contribute to spreading the message. Some shops were asked to complete specific tasks such as Childcare, which created a banner(some specific tasks were not able to be completed due to the unprecedented times). Also, we had the entire student body sign the pledge to share the road.

We worked as a group by meeting together at least monthly and discussing how we would spread our message. We also met with other teachers, our principal, and superintendent to work together in setting up activities such as the interest meeting.

Use of Resources:
Resources we used were the students, who spread the message across the county. This was accomplished because Salem Tech is a vocational school and the students enrolled are from each township in Salem County. It was planned to utilize our Air Force Junior ROTC drill team, a group that does local events, alongside a donated wrecked vehicle for prom week.

Use of Media:
We used the social media platform of Instagram to spread our message (@scvts.sga). The student government representatives involved with the campaign spread the message via their social media platforms as well.

Our project demonstrates an understanding of Teen driving safety because it was mainly run by teens that attend Salem Tech, then targeted to their peers.

We measured change and impact of our project by recording how vastly the message was spread to the student body. The entire student body heard of our message and participated, or planned to participate. Every classroom was given the I Will Share the Road pledges and had their classes sign them.

Our project will have a long lasting effect because the students took part in spreading the message. We wanted the project to be interactive, and it was completed that way. The students researched, drew out, and completed the message through posters. These posters were then displayed throughout the school to the entire student body.

Unexpected Lessons Learned:
Some unintended results was the unexpected closing of the school due to the global pandemic. A construction project and more posters were being completed at the time, and as a result, had to be excluded from the slideshow. This taught us to make deadlines sooner because we do not know if something will come up in the future.

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