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Celebrate My Drive - Help CHS Reach Our Goal!
“First, the not-so-good news: More teens die from car crashes than any other cause. And the first year of driving is the most dangerous. The good news: There’s something we can all do about it. And it involves a celebration!” That excerpt was taken from the Celebrate My Drive website. CHS is excited to be participating in the “Celebrate My Drive” campaign which encourages the commitment to making smart driving choices. During the U.S. National Teen Driver Safety Week of October 15-24, high school students age 14+ along with their schools, communities, friends, and families, will unite to make online safe driving commitments.
From October 15-24, anyone 14 years old and older can make one online safe driving commitment per day per email address for his/her registered school of choice. In other words, encourage everyone to commit for you schools – students, parents, extended family members, friends, faculty, faculty families, community members, etc. The more commitments you are able to generate, the better your chances of winning a grant.
The 100 (50 large and 50 small) high schools with the most safe-driving commitments between October 15-24 will be awarded grants. Ten schools win $100K grants, 90 schools will each win $25K grants, and two grand prize winners will win a The Band Perry concert exclusively for the school!
Motor vehicles crashes are the number one cause of teen deaths in the U.S. With your help, we want to change that staggering statistic. As we compete to win a Celebrate My Drive grant, we are also spreading the message about teen driver safety and creating conversation around this critically important topic.
Access to the commitment site will be available at 12:00M on October 15. This is based on Central Time. Here is what the process will look like:
• Voters will go to the www.celebratemydrive.com site and will click on the “Make Your Safe Driving Commitment” box prominently displayed in red in the middle of the page.
• Voter will be asked for his/her email address (to confirm it’s a valid email address), DOB (to confirm the voter is 14 yrs. old or older), and will select who they are from the drop down menu (i.e. teacher, student, community, member, etc.) All contact information will be destroyed at the end of Celebrate My Drive on October 24.
• Voter will select his/her school of choice through either a city and state or zip code search (both options will be available.)
• Once the voter selects the correct school, he/she will be asked two questions related to safe driving.
• Voter will click on the “Make Your Safe Driving Commitment” button.
• The commitment is counted, and the voter will have the option of sharing the activity on social media.
Click here for the Celebrate My Drive website.
Like them at facebook.com/CelebrateMyDrive for news and updates. Thank you for voting daily!
Written by: Paula White
Posted: Oct 14, 2014 by Paula White