School wins thanks to Miami residents committing to be safe drivers
Nov. 26, 2013 – Southwest Miami High School has something to celebrate! Thanks to thousands of safe driver commitments made through the Celebrate My Drive® program created by State Farm, Southwest Miami High placed in the top 100 schools and is being awarded a $25,000 grant from State Farm Insurance.
“State Farm is proud of Southwest Miami High School’s efforts to generate excitement among students, faculty and the entire community to make safe driving commitments and have positive conversations about teen driver safety,” said Jose Soto, State Farm Community Specialist for the Miami area. “Our goal is to celebrate the joy of getting a license and encourage young people to be safe on the road.”
In addition to collecting commitments to be safe drivers, the Celebrate My Drive program recognizes a very important and joyous occasion in the life of young people – learning to drive! Car crashes are the number one killer of teens, and a teen’s first year on the road is the most dangerous. Using research as a guide, State Farm® is approaching teen driver safety, a winnable public health battle, by engaging teens while they learn to drive in a supportive and positive way. To stimulate more safe driving conversations, State Farm specified that 10% of these grant funds be used to support ongoing teen driver safety efforts.
Photo caption: Left to Right: Carlos Diaz, Southwest Miami High Principal; Jose Soto, State Farm Community Specialist; Alexandra Dominguez, Legislative Aide to State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz; State Farm agent, Bernie Carr; Gabriella Rios and Mystique Gonzalez , team members for agent Bernie Carr; and Doristine Williams, Southwest Miami High Academy of Finance lead teacher.
Source: State Farm