Project Ignition is empowering youth to save lives through youth-led campaigns that make measurable differences in their schools, communities, and beyond.

Project Ignition is founded on a service-learning strategy that embeds the topic of teen-driver safety more deeply within a school/afterschool program and makes connections to academic goals. Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for adolescents. Project Ignition students address this fact by working in teams, investigating the issues facing their community, plan & prepare to take action, and engage community partners. They bring people together — and they’re saving lives!

“The best thing was the research phase. When our youth saw the statistics of seatbelt usage they were shocked and this gave them motivation to work harder in getting our message out!”

Mt. Carmel Academy | 2022-23 Youth as Solutions Project Ignition Team

Congratulations to the 2022-23 Education in Action teams!

United Nations Neways Education Foundation - Rosemead, CA           Peak to Peak Charter School - Lafayette, CO           Gaither High School/Learn and Serve Tampa - Tampa, FL           Hollywood Hills High School (SADD Chapter) - Hollywood, FL           Middleton High School/Learn and Serve Tampa - Tampa, FL           Flex Academy - Decatur, GA           John & JeJuan Stewart Jr. Foundation - Snellville, GA           We Thrive on Riverside Renters Association - Austell, GA           Collinsville High School - Collinsville, IL           Gillespie High School/MPACTD - Gillespie, IL           Harvard High School/Harvard Operation for Teen Safety - Harvard, IL           Urbana Project Ignition - Urbana, IL           DJ Center for Youth, Inc - Indianapolis, IN           Jackson City School - Jackson, KY           Mt. Carmel Academy - New Orleans, LA           Camp Fire Patuxent - Bowie, MD           Boys and Girls Club of Alpena - Alpena, MI           WOWMIN SERVICES, Inc. - Detroit, MI           Robbinsdale Cooper High School - New Hope, MN           Belton High School (FCCLA) Family Career and Community Leaders of America - Belton, MO           CryOut Teen Organization - Terry, MS           Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina - Greenville , NC           International Girls Academy NJ Nonprofit - Newark, NJ           Ridgemont FFA - Mt. Victory, OH           Foy H. Moody High School PTA - Corpus Christi, TX           Los Fresnos CISD/Interact Club of Los Fresnos (3 teams) - Los Fresnos, TX           Young Women's Leadership Academy/National Honor Society - El Paso, TX           Manor High School - Portsmouth, VA          
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Project Ignition is sponsored by General Motors.