When I was a young tween- about 9 years old, my father was a regional safety director for a large telecommunications company and used to have with him entirely too many driving safety videos. Whenever my friends would come over, who all were around the same age, he always found it to be a ‘great time’ to learn about safe driving tips! We all would look at each other wondering why WE needed to know about ‘time and space’ between you and the car ahead of you. To this day, when I get together with old friends, all with tweens and teens themselves, they say- remember ‘time and space?’ While it was annoying then- it was so important. As a parent I totally understand now my dad’s mission back then to teach us early about driver safety. As a teen driver I was fairly cautious, only getting a ticket once and I remember my dad being very upset!
I was so interested in supporting State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive campaign because it aims to do this very same thing- teach tweens and teens from a young age to focus on their driving skills by taking a pledge to think 2N2™ – keep 2 eyes on the road and 2 hands on the wheel. Did you know that auto crashes are the number one cause of death among teens in North America? This is so preventable. And here on the Los Tweens & Teens platform you know we’re all about fostering early learning and driving educational success. Safe driving should be part of the education you share with your growing child- it could literally save their life! Are you committed to staying fully focused while driving? What crucial lessons are you displaying while driving? Honestly look at your own behaviors. They’re watching us now!
I had no idea that you can verify if your local high school actually is registered for the Celebrate My Drive® campaign. I encourage you to visit the Celebrate My Drive website and check to see if your local high school is registered. If it is not registered, be sure to contact your school administrator (i.e. principal or counselor) to encourage them to register your school. THE DEADLINE IS COMING QUICK! There are thousands of dollars in grant money available but the school has to be registered by October 26th. There even is the opportunity for Kelly Clarkson to host a concert at your school so be sure to check it out!
We’re raffling three (3) $25 State Farm Visa Cards just for checking if your local high school is signed up with Celebrate My Drive. Click this link: http://bit.ly/1fyvm8L and fill out your information in the Rafflecopter form below. If you’re school isn’t listed, please reach out to the school’s administrator and encourage them to do so. Also, be sure to look at the additional entry options below!
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Cristy is the founder and publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, as well as the co-CEO & partner of DiMe Media, based in Miami. Born to Cuban parents, she’s a ‘Jersey Girl’ who is the proud mom of twin teens and wife to her college sweetheart, a “gringo” with a Latino soul! Cristy is also a teen cancer survivor, lover of travel, tech, good food, all-things beauty related, family cooking and social sharing.