Teens in the Driver Seat® is available to high schools in California, Texas, Georgia and Montana; junior high schools in Texas and Georgia; and youth groups in Texas. Find out more about the junior high program>
Getting the Teens in the Driver Seat® program started at your high school is simple and we are here to help you every step of the way.
Step 1) Pick the team:
- Pick your Teens in the Driver Seat® team. There should be 10 to 12 leaders, which will be your Teens in the Driver Seat® team. They will be responsible for spreading the driving safety messages, coordinating and holding activities and participating in Teens in the Driver Seat® hosted events and activities. The team leaders can be an existing school group, such as Student Council, or form a new group. Anyone can be a part of Teens in the Driver Seat® and it’s a great community service project.
- Find a teacher and/or school leader who wants to sponsor the Teens in the Driver Seat® program. The sponsor serves as faculty support, updates Team Pages, collects and returns safe driving questionnaires once a year, and will be our main contact. They can also help you get started.
- Contact Us when you have your team and sponsor and are ready to start your program. You’ll be placed in touch with your Regional Representative who will help guide you through the next steps.
Step 2) Find out what your friends and peers know about the dangers of driving:
- Ask teachers to pass out the safe driving questionnaire (from welcome folder) in their classes.
- Collect the completed questionnaires and return them.
- We’ll calculate them and, if requested, can send you the results.
Step 3) Spread the word:
- Use the activity guide (we’ll provide this in the welcome folder) or take a look at the online activity ideas to help you plan events to get the major dangers message out.
- Order your free educational items. They can be used to remind the students at your school about safe driving.
- Stay connected with us through Facebook and here online. We love to share, so take a look at the Team Pages to get some creative ideas and share yours.
Step 4) Keep the program going:
- Plan activities for the entire school year.
- Hold regular meetings with your sponsor and team.
- At the end of the school year, recruit new team leaders and plan for the next year.