In One Instant 2017 Accomplishments
It's been a busy and productive year!
Here's how we are making a difference and saving lives.
Student Leadership Council Launches!
Our new Student Leadership Council, led by Bryan Delaney and Addison Dlott, launched in the beginning of this year. We now have hundreds of In One Instant Student Leaders throughout the country, all developing a variety of leadership skills: community and event planning, budgeting, fundraising, publicity, and public speaking. Utilizing our comprehensive tools designed just for them, as well as ongoing guidance from our Executive Team, they become Ambassadors-for-Change in their communities as they implement our powerful program in their schools.
Related Press Coverage:
Feature Article in The Argus Observer, Sept. 15, 2017
Josh Andersen, In One Instant Leader, implements an All-School Assembly "Student Urges Classmates to Drive Safely"
Featured Organization in the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS)
Presentation at the NOYS Annual Conference in Washington DC
Gail Schenbaum, Co-Founder and President, gave a live presentation to professionals involved in youth safety issues, on how they can implement In One Instant in various communities.
NOYS is a coalition of youth-serving organizations and government agencies working together toward the common goal of addressing health and safety issues that affect youth in the U.S. Its mission is to build partnerships that will save lives, prevent injuries, and promote safe and healthy lifestyles among all youth while encouraging youth empowerment and leadership.
Grants Received from LA County Supervisors
District 3 Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and District 4 Supervisor Janice Hahn are helping to bring the In One Instant assembly program to dozens of additional schools in their districts, educating teens and making LA communities and roads much safer.
Related Press Coverage:
Featured Article in LAUSD Daily, Oct. 25,2017
"New Grants Bring In One InstantO Safe Driving Program to More Schools"
Featured Article in Patch News of Malibu, Sept. 21, 2017
"Safer L.A. County Roads Soon Thanks to District Supervisors"
Featured Article in Patch News of Manhattan Beach, Sept. 21, 2017
"Safer South Bay Roads Soon Thanks to District Supervisors"
Featured Article in the Agoura Hills Acorn, Oct. 19, 2017
"Grant Supports Safe Driving Program"
National Presentations and Workshop Leaders
In One Instant continues to present and lead workshops at national and state conferences. This year we focused on large student leadership organizations, partnering with HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership), CA Friday Night Live Partnership, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), and NOYS. By working hand in hand with these student leaders, we empower them with the skills and desire to take ownership of the problem and become part of the solution.
In One Instant Reaches Teens in Native American Communities
This year we began working with various Injury Prevention teams within the Tribal communities. Educating their youth about safe driving practices and making smarter choices is a major priority for these tribes. Our program is now being implemented in both the Cheyenne and Blackfeet Tribal Communities.
Continuing Grant received from Natividad Medical Center
Natividad's Trauma Prevention unit is once again helping to bring In One Instant to high schools throughout Monterey County, CA. Natividad is the only Trauma 2 Hospital serving Monterey County. Car crashes remain their #1 cause of injury.
Calabasas High Proves New In One Instant Model, May 2017
In One Instant devised a wonderful new way to be more flexible for schools: adapting it for Classroom Implementation. Calabasas High was the first school to test-drive this, and with great results! Calabasas Science Teacher Kirby Welsh wanted to implement In One Instant last May, and realized it would work better in their classrooms, as she wanted to leave ample time for teachers to lead post-film safe-driving activities with the students. Kirby coordinated 75 classrooms, all grades, to simultaneously play our film on classroom TVs, and gave follow-up guides to the teachers and students. Kirby's reported results: Over 2600 students participated. They were particularly engaged by the film, the post-film discussion topics, and our activities of "Texting Olympics" and "Driving in Jeopardy Team Quiz".