Help me give my students bring this awareness trailer/program to educate our students on the possible results of impaired driving.
The school that I teach at, International Polytechnic High School in Pomona California, is very unique and unlike any other school I have taught at. It is a Project-Based Learning environment where the students from all 4 grade levels work to build a variety of projects in groups throughout their high school career. For example, the 9th-grade class builds a presentation with their individual class (Total of 4 classes) about an environmental concern that they then present to the entire school as well as their parents. I teach 12th-grade students Economics and U.S. Government. To give you another example, the senior project is the only individual project of their 4-year high school career. The students get to pick a topic of their choosing that they will then, in turn, do a variety of projects surrounding their one topic. They will have to build an experiment, write a research paper, accumulate 100 points via interviewing, apprenticeships, taking classes, etc, and for my class, they must relate their topic to government and economics.
We have had several outside presenters come to our campus in the past few years to present on things like drug abuse and relationship advice but we found that they were falling on deaf ears. My grade-level teaching team decided to try something new to combat this. By talking with the students, we found that their biggest complaint is that they feel adults can not relate to their experiences and that's why they chose to ignore most of the presentations. We then decided to give our students the power then to impact their peers. We created Project Awareness and gave the students the choice to pick their own topics.
In its first year, we have had 3 successful awareness weeks on stress, peer pressure, and self-image.
For the last of the awareness weeks, my students chose to focus on impaired driving. As the students are walking into our multipurpose room to hear their culminating presentation for the week, they came up with the idea of having a car there that was involved in a drunk driving accident for all to see as they walk in so they can understand the gravity of the decision to get behind the wheel. This is where your donation would come in.
Please consider helping my students out to make their awareness project as impactful as possible so they can hopefully save lives by educating their peers on the gravity and seriousness of impaired driving.
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