The Florida Teen Safe Driving Coalition (FTSDC) is hosting it’s sixth annual Leadership Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida, June 10-13, 2018. We know that teens have the power to change their peers’ choices and encourage safe, responsible driving and that peer-led programs can be very successful in helping to reduce teen crashes and fatalities. The purpose of the academy is to train and empower teen leaders to address the issues impacting safe driving practices in their communities. Presentations and workshops on driving safety, effective planning strategies, resources and tools to assist in implementing local events will be given.
Criteria for attending:
- Must be a Florida high school student
- Assemble a group of 2 to 4 teens
- Teens must be high school sophomores or juniors (no seniors and no freshmen – unless on our Student Leadership Council)
- Will need to have 1 – 2 adult chaperones per group
- Must commit to implementing a teen traffic safety awareness campaign at your high school or community during the next school year
How much does it cost?
This event is *mostly* free! Teens will be responsible for getting to the conference location (with their adult chaperone) and paying for 1 meal while they are in attendance ($15-$20). Other than that, all other fees related to attend the Florida Teen Safe Driving Leadership Academy (hotel and meal costs) are covered through a grant by the Florida Department of Transportation and other partners, and will be of no cost to you, or your attending teen.
All Children’s Hospital
501 6th Ave S,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
940 5th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33705