MOORESVILLE – Pine Lake Preparatory received $2,000 from State Farm’s Project Ignition program to implement a safe driving communication campaign for teenagers. The program aims to get teens to convince their peers of the dangers of risky driving behaviors, as motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States.
The school is one of only 26 selected for its Increasing your Survival Odds project.
Coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council, Project Ignition is a service-learning competition offering students in grades 9 through 12 and their teachers the chance to work together to address the issue of teen driver safety – how it affects them, their community, and the world around them – and to earn money for their schools.
The school will submit its completed project in May and up to 10 schools nationwide will be chosen as Leader Schools for the next phase of the program.
For more information about Project Ignition, visit www.sfprojectignition.com. For more information about the National Youth Leadership Council, visit www.nylc.org.