Final Project Title
Share the Road
How many students heard the message of your project?
Estimated percentage of your student body?
Who has your project aimed to reach? (check all that apply)
Freshman class | Sophomore class | Junior class | Senior class | School professionals | Parents | Community at large
Objective: Clearly state the objective of your project.
The objective of the project was to focus on various ways to promote safe driving. Safe driving is a collective effort that must be enforced by not only the driver but also the passengers as well as pedestrians and the community at large.
Teen drivers were the focus of our project.
Execution: Describe your project and its implementation
Students at South Plainfield High School created a series of videos to promote safe driving practices. The students created several public service announcements as well as created a news package to report on pedestrian safety in town. The videos were aired during the high school morning programming and promoted on the district social media account and the public access station.
Teamwork: Show how you worked as a team in designing and implementing your project (examples: sign-in-sheets at meetings, photos of group working on tasks).
Students worked in groups to design public service announcements for the project. The groups were tasked with designing PSA’s that met the criteria to promote safe driving.
Use of resources: Show how you used local resources to help identify. deliver, assess and present your project (examples: nearby colleges, local police departments, persons affected by teen crashes, local/county/state governments, local businesses).
We worked with the South Plainfield Board of Education and conducted an interview with the Vice President who spearheaded the installation of a new crosswalk at a busy intersection that has often been a hazard to pedestrians.
Use of media: Document how you made use of media in your project (examples: local radio, TV, newspapers, social media, websites, video, PSAs)
Students created PSAs as well as a news package that was aired during the high school’s morning program TigerTV. The videos are also on the district website and social media accounts. The local Tapintoit.net reporter was also contacted about the project.
Thoroughness: Show how your project demonstrates an understanding of teen driving safety
Safe driving is a multifaceted approach and we intended to show teen drivers that decision making is important while behind the wheel.
Impact: Explain how you measured change and impact of your project.
Views on our videos.
Sustainability: How will your project have a lasting effect within your target group?
The project will have a lasting effect as videos can be used over and over again to promote safe driving as well as being cognizant on the district website.
Unexpected Lessons Learned: Describe any unintended results that came out of your project.
Difficulties of completing a group project when most students were learning remotely.
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
Gift cards awarded for promoting safe driving $200
Did your school project raise any funds as a result of the stipend received? For example, did your school utilize the stipend to purchase t-shirts for a fundraiser?