Dealers Driving Teen Safety offers dealerships flexible membership options along with the support and guidance from NFTSD to help you create and activate a robust and successful program.
Dealerships will be a member of the Dealers Driving Teen Safety Program and a sponsor of National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving, with access to programs, campaigns, materials, and other tools that engage and educate teens and parents about teen safe driving.
Throughout the school year, NFTSD will create at least two public awareness campaigns exclusive to participating Dealerships. NFTSD will oversee and manage all aspects of such campaigns and will create all assets and program collateral, lead media and social media campaigns, and manage the disbursement of any grants or awards, if and when applicable, in connection with the campaigns.
NFTSD will facilitate a partnership between each Dealership and a Youth Participating Organization (YPO) that has a focus on safe driving or traffic safety. school club, community organization, church or fraternal organization that sanctions a chapter of a national Youth Participating Organization (YPO), a community alliance, or an organization that provides youth services such as a YMCA or Boys and Girls Clubs. NFTSD will provide assistance to help identify appropriate YPO partners and will award a grant to the YPO of up to $1,500, on behalf of the participating dealership, to be used as a stipend for the program’s adult advisor(s).
Dealerships will partner with their YPO and host at least one parent/teen workshop during the course of a school year. NFTSD will provide all program materials, event instructions and guidance. Ideally these workshops will be held on the Dealer's premises with the Dealer covering nominal out of pocket expenses for refreshments, and other incidental expenses to hose the event. The YPO will actively participate with the dealership in building, promoting and hosting the event, the YPO will earn a $2,500 grant to attend a leadership or teen safe driving conference or educational event. NFTSD will assist the YPO in identifying qualifying opportunities.
The most robust option expands the Gold Membership dealership/YPO partnership to include an educational aspect. NFTSD created a parent/teen workshop program that can be hosted at the dealership location any time during the school year. Using resources made available through NFTSD, parents and teens:
- Learn ways to practice and develop good driving behaviors that are the foundation for safe driving habits
- Understand the importance and benefits of graduated driver license laws
- Reinforce the need for parents to stay involved with their teen driver and demonstrate practical tips to survive the permit and early licensing stages
- Learn about basic vehicle maintenance that includes the importance of correct tire pressure and tire treads, checking fluid levels, what the different warning lights actually and how to change a tire.
NFTSD will provide all program resources, materials and guidance.
The YPO will earn a $2,500 grant to attend a leadership or teen safe driving conference or educational event. NFTSD will assist the YPO in identifying qualifying opportunities.CLICK HERE FOR ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Silver Membership does not include support for a local teen program. For dealerships opting to support a local teen program, we offer two options. In each of these options, NFTSD will facilitate a partnership between the Dealership and a local Youth Participating Organization (YPO) that has a focus on safe driving or traffic safety. This YPO may be a school club, community organization, church or fraternal organization that sanctions a chapter of a national Youth Participating Organization (YPO), a community alliance, or an organization that provides youth services such as a YMCA or Boys and Girls Clubs. When needed, NFTSD will provide assistance to the dealership in identifying a local teen program and provide guidance to help build mutually beneficial relationship. Note, NFTSD does not have an exclusive arrangement with any one YPO, allowing the dealerships to select from several different organizations to support.
Successful teen programs are led by a group of passionate and committed members, with guidance from an equally passionate and committed adult advisor. Each year, NFTSD will award a grant of up to $1,500 on behalf of the participating dealership, per teen program, to be used as a stipend for the program’s adult advisor(s).CLICK HERE FOR ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS
All participating dealerships, regardless of the level of commitment, will be recognized as supporters of National Foundation for Teen Safe Driving (NFTSD) and will be invited to participate in at least two public awareness campaigns, sponsored and managed by NFTSD. NFTSD will develop and oversee all aspects of these campaigns and will create all assets and program collateral, and lead the earned media and social media strategies and calendars.CLICK HERE FOR ENROLLMENT INSTRUCTIONS