|A welcome video from Russell Henk, Teens in the Driver Seat Program Director|
Teens in the Driver Seat® and State Farm® offer a unique opportunity for you to reach teens and families in your community. The alliance between Teens in the Driver Seat® and State Farm® can be leveraged in the following ways:
- Community Outreach
- Branding Opportunities
- Connecting to teens and their families
By partnering with Teens in the Driver Seat® you will have access to:
- Participating high schools and junior highs in your town
- Community events
- Resources and on-going support from a Teens in the Driver Seat® Regional Representative
A State Farm agent’s role:
Step 1—Contact your Teens in the Driver Seat® Regional Representative to get started in your area
- Your Teens in the Driver Seat® Regional Representative will be able to tell you if your area school has an active program and can make an introduction of the program sponsor (teacher or school staff member responsible for the program), or
- Help with a plan to introduce the program to the school(s) in your area.
Step 2—Introduce the program to your local high school(s)
- Contact the school’s administration for approval to introduce the program on campus. If you are granted permission, ask the administration to recommend a teacher as the school’s program sponsor.
- Work with the sponsor to identify student leaders who will run the program. There should be ten to twelve students (the team) who are responsible for spreading the driving safety messages, and coordinating and holding activities. Leaders could come from an existing group, such as student council or a leadership class.
- Conduct a brief presentation to the sponsor and those identified as student leaders. Use this as an opportunity to discuss the program and demonstrate how it helps keep teen drivers safe.
Step 3—Assist the school’s Teens in the Driver Seat® program sponsor after implementation
- Ask the program sponsor to order promotional items from Teens in the Driver Seat®. This will activate the school in the Teens in the Driver Seat® system and prompt the Regional Representative to contact the school. The Regional Representative will be the school’s contact for ongoing support.
- Remain involved with the school by supporting the program (see next section).
The level of support with the school is up to you. The Regional Representative will automatically stay in contact with the school and provide communication support, as well as other program resources. You can be involved with the program as little or much as you want. For example, you may choose to:
- Help schools plan an activity calendar for the entire year – one is included in their start-up kit.
- Check in with schools on a monthly basis to see how they are doing.
- Submit “Agent’s Articles” during National Teen Driver Safety Week in October or anytime throughout the year.
- Offer to speak about insurance education to student groups and their parents.
- Reward active schools at the end of the year with a pizza party.
- Let the community know you support Teens in the Driver Seat® by displaying the program logo in your agency office.
- Sponsor school activities through monetary or supplemental promo items (active schools may run out of free promo items and need additional items to keep activities going).
Program promotional items:
Each year, participating schools are allowed to order a limited number of high school and junior high educational items at no charge. You may also choose to supply schools additional items, ordered and purchased on your own.
School partnering opportunities:
Listed below are some of our most active schools. If you see a school in your area, contact us and we’ll be happy to make an introduction. If you are curious about another school, contact us and we’ll work together to make their Teens in the Driver Seat® program successful.
|Rice High School||Altair|
|Archer City HS||Archer City|
|Argyle High School||Argyle|
|Bandera High School||Bandera|
|Harmony High School||Big Sandy|
|Blanco High School||Blanco|
|Brackett High School||Brackettville|
|Breckenridge High School||Breckenridge|
|Brock High School||Brock|
|Bronte High School||Bronte|
|Creekview High School||Carrollton|
|Channelview High School||Channelview|
|Childress High School||Childress|
|China Spring||China Spring|
|Christoval High School||Christoval|
|Coleman High School||Coleman|
|A&M Consolidated High School||College Station|
|Columbus High School||Columbus|
|Cooper High School||Cooper|
|Danbury High School||Danbury|
|Del Rio High School||Del Rio|
|Early High School||Early|
|Andress High School||El Paso|
|Irvin High School||El Paso|
|J.M. Hanks High School||El Paso|
|Jefferson High School||El Paso|
|Raymond Telles Academy||El Paso|
|Loretto HS||El Paso|
|Mission Early||El Paso|
|Forsan High School||Forsan|
|Garland High School||Garland|
|Lakeview Centennial High School||Garland|
|Naaman Forest High School||Garland|
|Cypress Falls High School||Houston|
|La Grange High School||La Grange|
|La Vernia High School||La Vernia|
|Lake Worth HS||Lake Worth|
|Vidal M. Trevino Magnet High School||Laredo|
|Llano High School||Llano|
|Mason High School||Mason|
|Mercedes High School||Mercedes|
|Early College High School||Midland|
|Robert E. Lee High School||Midland|
|Millsap High School||Millsap|
|Mount Enterprise High School||Mount Enterprise|
|Nixon-Smiley High School||Nixon|
|Birdville Center for Technology and Advanced Learning||North Richland Hills|
|Ore City High School||Ore City|
|South San Antonio High School||San Antonio|
|Communication Arts||San Antonio|
|Carl Wunsche High School||Spring|
|Sweeny High School||Sweeny|
|Taft High School||Taft|
|El Dorado 9th Grade Academy||El Paso|
|Tulia High School||Tulia|
|St. Joseph High School||Victoria|
|Dawson High School||Welch|
|Winnsboro High School||Winnsboro|