Life’s lessons are best learned through experience. Unfortunately, when the target audience is teens and the topic is drinking and driving or texting while driving, experience is not the teacher of choice.
The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This
emotionally charged program, entitled “Every 15 Minutes”, is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
Unique in its design and powerful in its impact, “Every 15 Minutes” is an educational experience that reminds us all of the dangers associated with driving while impaired and texting while driving. The crash is staged, the emotions are real!
The students of Notre Dame High School and their parents will witness a mock crash
to raise awareness of preventable alcohol and/or Texting while driving injuries and
participate in related activities with their parents over two days.
Also featured Amanda Illingworth, a Saucon Valley High School student will share
her near death experience with students at Notre Dame High School.
Mr.& Mrs. Joel Feldman will share the story of their daughter, Casey Anderson
Feldman. Casey Feldman, a college journalist and southeastern Pennsylvania native,
was crossing at an intersection just before 5 p.m. Friday, July 17, 2009 while walking
to her summer job, when a vehicle hit her. She was pronounced dead five hours later.