“I Care!” Teen Driver Safety
“I Care!” was created by talented high school authors working under the guidance of the Humanity Project.
They wrote a book called, “I Care/Just Let Me Drive!” and this innovative teen-to-teen creation forms the foundation of our program. “I Care!” uses all-original rap poetry, quizzes, stories, even a comic book as a fun but powerful way to communicate memorable lessons about safe driving. But then the program asks students to share this book with their three best friends (and parents), who all must read the book and pledge to drive more attentively — not out of fear but rather out of friendship. The message is simple: “Don’t drive safely for yourself. Do it for your best friends (or kids), who want to keep you in one piece because they care about you.” The “I Care!” program now also includes a special website created by teens, for teens as well as original videos, Facebook and Twitter and Tumblr and Instagram pages and more.
And we also have something else for teen drivers to share with parents, a booklet created just to teach parents the importance of being a good role model by the way they drive. It’s called I Care: Just Help Them Drive. Like the original teen program, it was created by teens. Like the original, it delivers an important message in clever ways, including a comic book for parents.
How This Serves Our Mission:
The program relies on social connections and positive peer pressure as methods to encourage safe teen driving instead of the usual ineffective scare tactics. It emphasizes cooperation among friends as well as cooperation on the roads. “I Care!” is all about helping young drivers to feel connected to other people and to respect those relationships by practicing sensible driving habits.
Visit the “I Care!” website: Go to the website.
Visit the “thp4parents” website, an online workshop created just for parents of teen drivers: Go to the website.
Download the complete “I Care!” book for free as well as additional copies of the “I Care!” pledge form: Get the “I Care!” book.
Download the complete “I Care!” booklet for parents, created by teens, “I Care: Just Help Them Drive”: Download the booklet.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRINGING THIS PROGRAM TO YOUR SCHOOL OR YOUTH GROUP SIMPLY CLICK HERE TO CONTACT US!
Oh and we must give a shoutout to our great friends at State Farm. Their support has made our “I Care!” program possible. Thanks, State Farm!