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In One Instant 2017 Accomplishments

2017 had been a busy and productive year, with the kickoff of our National Student Leadership Council, presentations and workshops throughout the country, expansion into Tribal communities, honored as the National Org for Youth Safety Partner Spotlight, and much more!

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In One Instant Honored as National Organizations for Youth Safety "Partner Spotlight"

October 2017

 

New Grants Bring 'In One Instant' Safe Driving Program to More Schools

By Gail Schenbaum
October 25, 2017
LAUSD Daily

Safe Driving IQs are expected to rise among thousands of L.A. Unified students this school year, thanks to the efforts of Sheila Kuehl and Janice Hahn.

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Grant Supports Safe Driving Program

Acorn staff
October 19, 2017
The Acorn

The grant was secured by L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, whose district includes Calabasas, Agoura Hills and Westlake Village.

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Safer L.A. County Roads Soon Thanks to District Supervisors

By Emily Holland
September 21, 2017
Malibu Patch

The In One Instant Teen Safe Driving Program will be brought to schools free-of-charge.

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Safer South Bay Roads Soon Thanks to District Supervisors

By Emily Holland
September 21, 2017
Manhattan Beach Patch

Thanks to grants provided by County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl, the school program hopes to curb the teen epidemic of impaired and distracted driving.

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"Student Urges Classmates to Drive Safely"

By Hunter Marrow
September 15, 2017
The Argus Observer

Led by Josh Andersen, In One Instant Student Leader. Every student from Vale High School gathered in the schools gymnasium on Thursday toward the end of the school day for a special assembly.

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MY LIFESAVERS EXPERIENCE

By Bryan Delaney, In One Instant Executive Student Leader
April 10, 2017
National Organization for Youth Safety

As I stepped off the airplane in Charlotte, North Carolina, there was an aura of excitement and inspiration in the air.

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IN ONE INSTANT WARNS AGAINS DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Alice Curran
November 8, 2016
The Pearl Post

In One Instant is an award-winning program dedicated to informing teenagers how to make smart decisions while driving. The presentation consisted of a powerful video on the consequences of reckless driving and a speaker who shared his story.

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SUPERVISOR KUEHL, IN ONE INSTANT TEAM UP FOR FREE TEEN SAFE DRIVING PROGRAM

By Office of Communcations
August 31, 2016
Los Angeles Unified School District

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‘IN ONE INSTANT' TEACHES TEENS DANGERS OF DRUNK, DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Alexandria Bordas
April 2, 2015
Palisadian-Post

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U.S. CONGRESS PRESENTS 'IN ONE INSTANT' WITH CONGRESSIONAL RECOGNITION AWARD

Awarded by U.S. Congressman Ted W. Lieu
March 23, 2015

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IN ONE INSTANT: FROM A RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE: HOW TO STOP TEEN TEXTING AND DRIVING

March 23, 2015
By Bradley Bermont
February 3, 2014
Huffington Post

A year ago, I graduated from a small college in Rhode Island where we had those narrow New England roads weaving mercilessly between dense forests and wetlands.

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DRIVING SAFETY CAMPAIGN EARNS PALIHI $25,000 GRANT

By Matt Thacker
January 2, 2014
Palisadian-Post

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VENICE: INITIATIVE SHOWS STUDENTS THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Gary Walker
October 16, 2013
Argonaut Online

Students at Venice High School received a graphic visual lesson last Thursday on how the irresponsible actions of one driver can impact others around them.

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CALIFORNIA STATE SENATE PRESENTS 'IN ONE INSTANT' WITH CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION

Awarded by Senator Ted W. Lieu, 28th District
October 10, 2013

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CULVER CITY STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN 'IN ONE INSTANT'

By Kelly Hartog
June 5, 2013
Culver City Patch

More than 1200 Culver City High School students participated in the harrowing program to stop teenagers from distracted and impaired driving.

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'IN ONE INSTANT' PRESENTED AT CULVER CITY HIGH

May 29, 2013

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'DISTRACTED DRIVING' SHOWS CCHS STUDENTS HOW TO LIVE

By Judith Martin-Straw
May 30, 2013
Culver City Crossroads

"We're telling our teens, 'Enjoy the summer, go to parties, go to the beach,'" said In One Instant Co-Founder Gail Schenbaum Lawton. "Just make smart driving choices, so your friends don't have to drive to your funeral."

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'IN ONE INSTANT' PRESENTED AT UNI HIGH

April 18, 2013

ABC 7

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CITY OF LOS ANGELES PRESENTS STREETWISE MEDIA IN 'ONE INSTANT' WITH CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION

Awarded by Bill Rosendahl, Councilmember, 11th District
October 18, 2012

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NON-PROFIT TRIES TO BATTLE UNDERAGE DRINKING AND DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Gary Walker
April 25, 2013
Argonaut Online

An organization forged after a tragedy is now seeking to turn what were sad occasions into a preventive vehicle that it hopes will allow teenagers not to run the same fate as others have.

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LINK BETWEEN ABC LICENSE DENSITY, UNDERAGE DRINKING FOUND

By Gary Walker
April 25, 2013
Argonaut Online

Venice and its world renowned boardwalk have long been a favorite tourist destination and a popular playground for locals, especially during the spring and summer months.

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SAMOHI LEARN DISTRACTED DRIVING DANGERS

By Kevin Herrera
April 5, 2013
Santa Monica Daily Press

The somber ballad "Amazing Grace" filled Barnum Hall while a spotlight followed a handful of students dressed all in black as they escorted a closed casket past their stunned peers. At that moment it became clear that this was not like most high school assemblies.

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SAMOHI TEENS EXPERIENCE FATAL CRASH AFTERMATH TO STOP DISTRACTED DRIVING

By Brenton Garen
April 5, 2013
Santa Monica Mirror

With car crashes being the number one killer of American teens, one local nonprofit is hoping to offer a game changing solution. Last month, students at Santa Monica High School took part in the "In One Instant School Safe Driving Program."

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PHOTO: STAGING A CRASH NIGHTMARE

By Matthew Sanderson
April 2, 2013
Santa Monica Patch

Samohi students view a simulated crash site and memorial staged on their campus, part of the In One Instant teen anti-distracted driving program held in March 2013 in preparation for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April.

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CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY PRESENTS STREETWISE MEDIA 'IN ONE INSTANT' WITH CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION AND COMMENDATION

Awarded by Assembly Member Das Williams, District 37
December 6, 2012

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PALI HIGH WINS $100,000 GRANT THROUGH CONTEST'S TEEN SAFE DRIVING INITIATIVE

By Matthew Sanderson
October 19, 2012
Pacific Palisades Patch

Awareness for teen driving safety took center stage Thursday at Palisades Charter High School, as more than 3,000 stunned students learned the school earned a $100,000 grant from State Farm Insurance. The "Celebrate My Drive" campaign, organized by the non-profit In One Instant's "In One Instant" program last month through online voting, awarded grants to only 14 schools across the U.S. and Canada.

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PALISADES HIGH WINS $100,000 IN CONTEST

October 18, 2012
Palisadian-Post

In front of nearly 3,000 Palisades High students this morning, State Farm representatives are scheduled to announce that the school has won the 'Celebrate My Drive' contest and will receive a check for $100,000.

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'IN ONE INSTANT' SCENARIOS IMPACT TEENS

By Sue Pascoe, Staff Writer
June 26, 2012
Palisadian-Post

On a Wednesday in late May, Palisades High juniors and seniors passed by the wreckage of a car that had been involved in a fatal car accident as they made their way to a mock memorial service.

The service and car were both part of In One Instant, a program that strives to teach teens the tragic effects of driving too fast, texting, and drinking and driving.'

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MOTHER PRAISES POSITIVE IMPACT OF 'IN ONE INSTANT'

Letter to Editor/Palisadian-Post/June 7, 2012

I am a parent whose teenager participated in the 'In One Instant' safe-driving program held at Palisades Charter High School on May 30th. This program has had an intense impact on my son and me; we value the ability to see, touch, hold and speak with each other every moment that we have. The program brought reality to the agony, despair and loss that the death of a child brings, and the senseless harm, heartache and death that one decision can make for a teen.

The program clearly showed the peer pressure involved between friends, and my son and I realize that we have the right to make a decision that is safe and smart, even if it disappoints friends, family and teachers. To have friends, parents or teachers angry about a teen’s behavior is far less scary than being dead or in jail from a poor decision made in a tense situation.

We as a family have decided to just TURN THE PHONE OFF WHILE DRIVING. That way we are not distracted by texts or calls, and when we arrive safely, we can return any messages that came in while we were driving. Our advice: Just put the temptation away and don’t have the phone on until you arrive at the destination.

I sincerely hope that 'In One Instant' will have a positive impact on the communities where each student lives, that teenagers and families will take their driving far more seriously and consider how precious life and freedom is without taking an instant for granted.

Cindy Gruberth

FILM WINS 3 TELLY AWARDS

Telly Awards

In One Instant's In One Instant dramatic film, an important component of the In One Instant School Safe Driving Program, has won 3 Telly Awards in the following categories: Best in Social Responsibility, Best in Charitable/Not-for-Profit, and Best in Social Issues.

The Telly Awards honor the finest film and video productions and the very best local, regional, and cable television programs and commercials, as well as work created for the Web. Since 1978, their mission has been to strengthen the visual arts community by inspiring, promoting, and supporting creativity. The 32nd Annual Telly Awards received over 14,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, including submissions from the finest ad agencies, production and cable companies, TV stations, interactive agencies and corporations. The judges' top 10% take home the honors.

Directed by Letia Clouston and Produced by Gail Schenbaum Lawton, with Cinematography by Chris Burgon and Edited by Katy Skjerping, the film tells the chilling tale of how one bad decision--drinking and texting while driving--can have lifelong consequences and affect an entire community. Past and present high school students starred in the film, as well as selected parents, faculty and administration.

The film has also been chosen by the LAPD to be used on its website.

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