Project Ignition

Project Ignition addresses teen-driver safety issues and empowers youth to lead campaigns that make measurable differences in their schools, their communities, and beyond. It is founded on a service-learning strategy that embeds the topic of teen-driver safety more deeply within a school’s culture and makes connections to academic goals.

Changing Teen Driver Behavior

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Driven by research and more than ten years of experience, Project Ignition has engaged teens across the country to create change. The impact is profound. The experiences are emotional. The lessons are unforgettable. Car crashes remain the number one cause of death for adolescents. Project Ignition students address this fact by working in teams, creating budgets and timelines, and reaching out to engage school and community partners. They bring people together — and they’re saving lives.

This initiative is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In partnership with NHTSA, Project Ignition students are working to effectively increase seat-belt usage among teens — a safety precaution that is proven to save lives in motor vehicle accidents.

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2014 pi application

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