Broward Education Foundation announced it received a $5,000 grant from State Farm® to support driving education programs in Broward County public high schools and to provide proper learning materials and supplies in an effort to promote safe driving.
According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2023 so far, more than 15,000 traffic accidents have been recorded in Broward County, many of which resulted in fatalities or injuries.
“With State Farm’s ongoing support and generosity, we are able to help educate young drivers about how to drive with responsibility and safety in mind,” said Shea Ciriago, CEO of Broward Education Foundation.
Broward County Public School’s driver’s education program reaches 2,000 students annually through sites at 10 high schools. The classes include road practice, as well as the ability to earn both driver’s permits and licenses. In addition, the school system hosts webcasts, presentations, and assemblies to spread the safe driving message to all students.
“With motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death for teens, State Farm is committed to supporting Broward County Public Schools’ efforts to end these tragedies and to promote safe driving among its students,” said Jose Soto, Public Affairs Specialist for State Farm.
For valuable resources on teen auto safety, visit the State Farm Teen Driver Safety website at teendriving.statefarm.com
About Broward Education Foundation:
For more than 40 years, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation has maximized the quality of education for students and teachers in Broward County Public Schools by providing grants for teachers who develop innovative curriculum that increases student outcomes, vitally needed school supplies for students and teachers in Title I schools, scholarships for qualified high school seniors, and support for programs and initiatives like Debate, Turn Around Arts, STEM and more. Each year, Broward Education Foundation contributes more than $5 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.