Get Informed During National Teen Driver Safety Week

Throughout National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 16-22, 2011, Project Ignition is offering free webinars for high school youth and educators explaining what works to improve driving behavior and how youth can save lives on the road through service-learning.

Webinar: Oct. 18, 10 a.m. (CT) – What We Know Works in Teen Driver Safety
Do you know what works to change teen driver behavior? What types of messaging are most effective at producing lasting change in your target audience? How can you engage young people in efforts to impact the statistics of car crashes as the number one killer of teens? This webinar will focus on these questions as we convey what we know works based on research in the field.

Webinar: Oct. 18, 3 p.m. (CT) – Using Service-Learning
What is service-learning? Do I really have to match my curriculum with service projects to make an impact in my students’ lives? How are young people changing teen driver behavior with service-learning practice? This webinar will focus on unraveling the strategies in service-learning that lead to effective teen driver safety campaigns.

Webinar: Oct. 19, 3 p.m. (CT) – Planning that Starts with Goals and Evaluation
How will you know your strategies to change behavior are effective? Have you identified a goal you and your students can accomplish through Project Ignition? How will you observe and assess the impact of your teen driver safety project? This webinar will help educators and students build an application that incorporates meaningful ways to evaluate how to meet academic objectives and service goals.

Webinar: Oct. 20, 10 a.m. (CT) – Building a High-Quality Project Ignition Application
Looking for help with the Project Ignition application? Want to learn more before you dive into the process? Check out this informational webinar to help you through the process! We’ll go over the application, identify tools available to help you fill out the application, and of course -- be available to answer any questions you may have.

Registration for these webinars is free and available through the NYLC bookstore: http://www.nylc.org/store.

For more information about the specific ways Project Ignition students are raising awareness this week and throughout the school year, follow Project Ignition at www.facebook.com/projectignition and on Twitter @ProjectIgnition. To learn more about how to join this effort to save lives on the road visit www.sfprojectignition.com. Grant applications are available now and due November 15.