Youth Transportation Safety (YTS) Program seeks to save lives and reduce injuries among America’s youth by developing and delivering the nation’s most comprehensive suite of transportation safety programs and projects. Thanks in great part to the Texas A&M Foundation, the Youth Transportation Safety Program at TTI now has 501(c)(3) designation and may accept donations. Current YTS initiatives include the following grassroots, peer-to-peer outreach programs:
- Teens in the Driver Seat: aimed at helping high school drivers form lifelong, safe driving habits while still gaining experience with the basics of being behind the wheel.
- Teens in the Driver Seat Junior High: targeting middle school students just beginning to learn driving behaviors from their older siblings and parents to become safety advocates as passengers.
- U in the Driver Seat: helping college-aged drivers learn to balance living on their own with managing life’s distractions, such as partying, which can lead to driving risks like impaired driving.
- Smart Pedestrians: reaching out to young pedestrians who are often distracted (e.g., texting and walking), which can lead to risks around vehicles.
YTS safety experts recruit, educate, and inspire young members of a community to engage their peers with safety messages and interactive programs that raise awareness of driving dangers and promote positive behavioral change.
Please consider supporting our efforts to help make teens safe drivers and reach their full potential. To make a donation to the Youth Transportation Safety Program,
donate on the Texas A&M Foundation web portal, here*.
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