Hey, Traffic Safety Trailblazers! Get ready for a one-day camping experience to get Fired Up for the year! This event is available to Georgia Middle and High School students who will be leading their TDS peer-to-peer traffic safety outreach at their schools. There will be multiple sessions throughout the day focusing on peer leadership in traffic safety, with sessions for both teens and their teachers/sponsors.
The 2023 Georgia Teen Transportation Safety Summit will provide a platform with engaging traffic safety-related workshops and sessions, in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. The Summit program is designed to engage youth leaders and teachers to learn more about teen transportation safety and provide the tools they need to become Trailblazers for making Georgia safer through Teens in the Driver Seat programming.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the state of youth traffic crashes, earn some badges, and find great guides along the way.
September 29, 2023
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Due to limited capacity, attendance is currently being offered to previously active (2022-2023), currently active (2023-2024) Junior High and High Schools and Teen Advisory Board members. There will be no on-site registration. Completion of registration is not automatic acceptance into the Summit! You will receive a confirmation email once your spots have been secured.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.
|September 4, 2023||Early Registration deadline with shirt guaranteed|
|Hotel Room block reservation deadline|
|September 15, 2023||All Registration closes|
|No student changes – any changes before this date can be sent to Rubi Mares at [email protected]|
Public parking is available at 674 Spring St, between The Varsity and Concentra Urgent Care. Cost is a daily rate of $15 using credit or debit. Parking is reimbursable for school attendees. Please see Travel Reimbursement.
Travel reimbursements are available to TDS program school teams (up to 4 students and 1 chaperone). Schools whose location is within 60 miles of the event are eligible for transportation reimbursement up to $100. Schools beyond 60 miles are eligible for transportation, hotel, and dinner reimbursement up to $750. All receipts and a W-9 (for the person(s) being reimbursed) must be submitted before October 31, 2023.
- Please see the travel reimbursement guideline document here for all information.
- Make sure we have your W-9 on file. Anyone who will be reimbursed MUST submit this. If you think we may have this on file for you, please contact Anna Hernandez ([email protected]) to verify.
- Use the reimbursement cover sheet here when submitting receipts.
Hotel accommodations will be available for schools beyond 60 miles from the event location. Attendees will be responsible for securing their own room and any charges at the time of the event. Receipts from the hotel are required for reimbursement.
Crowne Plaza Atlanta – Midtown
590 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
Room block link: Youth Transportation Safety GA Summit Group Rate
All reservations must be made before September 4, 2023.
For more information about the hotel, go to Crown Plaza Atlanta – Midtown website.
Q: How much is registration?
A: Registration for our Summit is free for all attendees.
Q: What food will be provided?
A: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks during the Summit will be provided at no charge.
Q: What is the deadline to register?
A: Space is limited! Early registration ends September 4, 2023 – this deadline will guarantee your t-shirt size. Registration closes for all schools on September 15, 2023. There will be no name changes after September 15, 2023. There will be no on-site registration.
Q: Does registering for the YTS Summit guarantee a spot?
A: No, attendees (teacher) will receive a confirmation of their registration.
Q: Does registering for the YTS Summit guarantee a hotel room?
A: No, attendees must book their own travel. Please refer to the Hotel Information.
Q: Is there a fee to park?
A: Attendees are responsible for their own parking and can then be reimbursed (see Travel Reimbursement). Public parking is available across Spring Street, between The Varsity and Concentra Urgent Care, for $15.00.
Q: What is the dress code?
A: Attire for the Summit is casual, if you can, wear your Teens in the Driver Seat shirts! As a reminder, it is not always possible to adjust the meeting room temperatures so that everyone is comfortable, so we recommend that you bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort.
Q: Who should attend?
A: Up to four students who will be leading TDS activities and their program advisor/teacher. As of this time, only 2022-2023 TDS All-Star schools, TAB members, and TDS active program schools within DeKalb and Fulton counties will be registered.
Q: What will teachers/advisors be doing?
A: While students are learning about leading outreach and activities, teachers will be acquiring knowledge about Risks and Protective Factors and modeling TDS best practices. Credits are currently being approved and information will be forthcoming. Watch this page for updates!
Friday, September 29, 2023
|8:00 am – 8:30 am||Check-in|
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Wake Up & Camp Breakfast – pastries, muffins, fruit, juice, and coffee.|
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Camp Guide – Tyson Dever|
|10:00 am – 10:20 am||Why we’re getting Fired Up – State of Georgia Crash Rates & School Data|
|10:20 am – 10:30 am||Break with snacks and drinks|
|10:30 am – 10:55 am||Trailblazer Teens – led by Teen Advisory Board|
|Teacher / Sponsor – TDS modeling & training (CEU eligible)|
|11:00 am – 11:30 am||Teens and Rail Safety|
|Teacher / Sponsor – TDS modeling & training cont’d (CEU eligible)|
|11:30 pm – 12:30 pm||Camp Lunch and Camper Networking – hot dogs & kebobs|
|12:30 pm – 12:55 pm||Trailblazer Teen panel – learn from those who have been on the trail before|
|Teacher / Sponsor – TDS modeling & training cont’d (CEU eligible)|
|1:00 pm – 1:55 pm||Fireside Chats with organizations that can help with your outreach|
|1:55 pm – 2:10 pm||Break with Camp S’mores and drinks|
|2:10 pm – 2:20 pm||Pre-planning talk with Norfolk Senior Management|
|2:20 pm – 2:45 pm||Trailblazer planning with your team|
|2:45 pm – 3:00 pm||Closing|
- Initiate discovery of traffic safety facts within your communities
- Peer leadership skills to change risky driving behavior
- Conduct more impactful outreach and activities
- Resources to implement or strengthen your program or other safe driving teams
- Ideas from peers within successful teams across the country
- Training CEU credits!
- Building a great TDS team
- Staying positive in your outreach
- Awareness of health education and traffic safety trends
- Building a library of risk and knowledge data for your team’s use
- Where and how to find ready-to-use resources and activity ideas
- Connecting with safety partners within your community
Partners and Organizations:
Partners and Organizations are invited to apply to attend a Fireside Chat and/or provide information in attendee bags to connect with teachers and teens. Please see all information and complete the form.
Thank you to our Sponsors: