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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – E.A. Laney High School received a grant Friday to promote safe driving.
According to a press release, Laney was selected as one of the top 25 high schools throughout the United State and Canada to receive the $2,000 teen driver safety grant.
Project Ignition is a service-learning teen driver safety program sponsored by State Farm and coordinated by the National Youth Leadership Council®.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for teens in this country. Project Ignition is a youth- and schools-led response that connects academic goals with the issue of teen driver safety through service-learning.
"I am excited about the Project Ignition grant which will help Laney students learn more about safe driving,” said Laney Principal Al O'Briant in a press release. “Safety is a top priority here and this is one more way we can help our students become responsible young adults."
The 10 most effective campaigns that emerge from these 25 will be given the opportunity to receive additional funding (up to $7,500) and join the ranks of Project Ignition’s 18 current National Leader Schools as they implement longer-term campaigns.
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