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Project Yellow Light

Julie Garner

Project Yellow Light is a high school scholarship competition designed to bring about change. Applicants have one clear mission: to encourage other teens to develop and embrace safe driving habits.

Car crashes are the number one killer of teenagers in the U.S. and in many countries on the planet. Not drugs, not gang violence, not teen suicide. Car crashes. Project Yellow Light’s mission is to help reverse those numbers and to do so by enlisting the teens themselves to get involved. PYL is empowering teens to make a difference in this critical issue in a way that adults have not been able to do and just frankly can’t. Every applicant to this scholarship/project is a winner because they are making a difference. They have a voice. They’re saving lives.

Applicants are asked to create short videos to appeal to their friends to be careful when they first start taking on the road. The participants have a unique opportunity to play a key role in spreading the important message of safe driving – they motivate, persuade, and encourage other teens to be careful. They speak to their peers on this subject in a way that adults cannot. The more lives they can impact, the more lives they save.

Through Project Yellow Light, teens take an active role in being part of the solution of reversing the number of teen car crashes. This project invites them to save lives. It invites them to start a movement. And in doing so, it empowers teens and they are embracing this mission.

Project Yellow Light joined forces with the Advertising Council and the National Organizations for Youth Safety, giving it a national platform and allowing it to reach high school seniors and teen organizations throughout the U.S. 

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