Grade 10 and 11 students at Central Algoma Secondary School (CASS), Korah, St. Mary’s College, Superior Heights and White Pines Secondary Schools are about to begin to learn to drive. During June 5 -9, 2017 the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS), Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Sault Area Hospital (SAH), Algoma Public Health (APH), Arthur’s Funeral Home, and Safe Communities, along with several additional Community Partners are participating in delivering the Sweet Life Road Show. The goal is to raise awareness for teens so they can discover how to avoid the mistakes that make driving the number one cause of death and injury to Ontario teens.
- Monday, June 5th: Central Algoma Secondary School (8:30am-12:00pm)
- Tuesday, June 6th: Korah Collegiate Institute (8:30am-12:00pm)
- Wednesday, June 7th: St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School (8:30am-12:00pm), Korah Collegiate Institute (Parent Event 7:00pm)
- Thursday, June 8th: Superior Heights Collegiate and Vocational School (8:30-12:00pm)
- Friday, June 9th: White Pines Collegiate Institute (8:30pm-12:00pm)
The Sweet Life Road Show is a hands-on learning experience that uses computer gaming, peer theatre, and fun activities to help youth understand how to deal with tricky situations including:
- Why multitasking while driving is a myth, and how to deal with cell phones while driving
- What to say when a friend is driving recklessly
- Explore our strategy stations here!
A parent information night will be held on Wednesday June 7th, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Korah. This 45-minute interactive presentation will dispel the myths about teens and driving. It will allow parents to understand their crucial role in keeping their teens safe when they drive or ride as passengers. This event is FREE of charge and there will be refreshments and door prizes available. Parents and caregivers can register for this event by phoning 705-942-4646 x 3058 or online at https://ssmsweetlife.eventbrite.ca
About Teens Learn to Drive Inc.
Teens Learn to Drive Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce crash-related injuries and fatalities through education. Anne Marie Hayes is the founder and President of Teens Learn to Drive, and started the Sweet Life Road Show in 2013.