Interactive Traffic Safety Lab
NOYS hosted the Youth Interactive Traffic Safety Lab on October 16, 2017 at Rosecroft Raceway, 6336 Rosecroft Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744. Watch ABC news coverage here!
Save the date for next year: October 15, 2018 at Rosecroft Raceway! Registration will open in January 2018.
Help us promote the Lab on social media with the hashtag #TrafficSafetyLab
For sponsorship opportunities contact April Rai at arai@NOYS.org
Youth Media Correspondents & Advisors
Youth Media Correspondents (YCs) are storytellers who use technical skills in media and communications to share their perspective about the world in which they live. They create and publish commissioned projects, ranging from PSAs and animated videos to posters and GIFs.
Advisors fill different leadership positions within the program. Examples of leadership positions include Technical Expert, Project Manager, Team Coach, and more. Advisors participate in a mandatory 3 day training in DC in the fall (all expenses paid).
The Cooper Tire & Rubber Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Cooper Tire, has partnered with the National Organizations for Youth Safety to promote driver and tire safety among teens and young adults, ages 15 to 25, through a new program called “Tread Wisely.” The campaign features Youth Ambassadors, a snazzy Tread Wisely app, and a tire safety challenge offering $500 cash prizes to schools and student clubs.Read More
Seat Belts Save
The Seat Belts Save challenge is offered once a year in the fall. Registration for the challenge is open from September – October . Schools who demonstrate significant improvement in seat belt use rates and/or host educational activities deemed the most creative are eligible to win national recognition and prizes of up to $1,500. Students who participate gain experience in event planning and project management, and get to be a part of a national effort to increase seat belt use among their peers.
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
Every May, youth and traffic safety advocates from across the country unite during Global Youth Traffic Safety Month to focus on the prevention of car crashes, the leading cause of death for teenagers.
Reality Check is designed to inspire conversations between teens and adults on the dangers of underage drinking and driving. State-based fact sheets on underage drinking and driving trends are also available.