BRING SHARE THE KEYS TO YOUR SCHOOL
REQUEST A SHARE THE KEYS PRESENTATION AT YOUR SCHOOL
CHECKLIST TO HOST A SUCCESSFUL STK ORIENTATION
- Identify School Advocate to coordinate
- Build your internal STK Team
(Facilitators, Volunteers, Student Government, NHS, Boosters, PTA/PTO/HSA, SADD, etc.)
- Schedule a planning meeting with your STK team
- Select a date and schedule STK Orientation
- Determine whether the presentation will be mandatory or voluntary for parents/teens
- Announce the program in school paper, e-blast, post to website, post on social media
- Send press release/media advisory to local media to promote the program
- Identify prizes – potential donors include local businesses (gas card, coffee shop or convenience store gift card), insurance companies (mugs, water bottles, key chains or t-shirts) and driving schools (discounted or free lessons)
- Order STK Presentation Materials (at least 30 days out)
- Ensure your venue has the required audio-visual requirements (projector, screen, wireless microphones, sound system) climate controls, restrooms, etc.
- Establish a sign-in, greeting and seating process for attendees
- Ensure that attendees complete and submit pre-/post-surveys and contact cards
- Have fun and save lives!
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO HELP BRING STK TO YOUR SCHOOL
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SHARE THE KEYS…
The SHARE THE KEYS program could very well be the most IMPORTANT assembly program attended by high school students and their parents.
"Share the Keys" is one of the most comprehensive training program for parents that are about to have a new teen driver.
Share the Keys plays an important part in educating new drivers and their parents on how to be a safe driver. It focuses on, developing proper driving practices and close parental involvement. After all, there is nothing more important than keeping our teens alive.
From a teacher's perspective...Research is telling us STK is a proven winner for parents (involvement lessens crashes). STK is also an effective GDL teaching tool for new driver education teachers and law enforcement. Parents depend on driver education teachers to be a resource for the GDL. STK provides clarity for safe teen driving behaviors.
The statistics for teen crashes in New Jersey are staggering. Share the Keys bridges the gap by imparting the serious nature of responsible driving to teens while reminding parents that driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys.
Share the Keys finds that perfect balance between teaching teens safe driving habits while reminding parents driving education doesn’t stop once you hand them the keys. The continued responsibility of educating teen drivers still rests with involved parents.
In my opinion the 'Share the Keys' program will save lives of teen drivers by educating not only teen drivers themselves, but just as importantly the parents and guardians who have the greatest impact on enforcing safe driving on a daily basis. The program emphasizes parents and guardians setting good examples for their children as well as encouraging them to have open dialogue and taking responsibility for their teenagers when they hand them a set of keys.
The Share the Keys program has been incredibly successful as well as helpful to all who have attended. The feedback from the parents as well as the new drivers has been extremely positive. EVERY new driver should attend.
As a law enforcement officer instructing the Share the Keys program, I see considerable value in reaching young drivers, and their parents, as the new driver is at the highest risk for becoming involved in a crash in the first two years of their driving experience. The resources and supportive data provided during the 90 minute presentation, give the audience the tools they need to successfully adopt safe driving behaviors.
SOME FURTHER READING
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Driving Through The Eyes of Teens A Closer Look
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL (CDC)
Parents are the key
Handing your teen the car keys
SHARE THE KEYS PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Share the Keys Parent/Teen Driving Orientation Program Description