SCC Upcoming Events
SCC believes in working in cooperation with civic, school and faith based organizations to improve the opportunities in the McLean-Great Falls area. Applications for SCC funding support for your programs and/or events will be due on January 10, 2014 . Continue reading –>
GEICO wants young, creative minds to create a music video or T-shirt design which focuses on the dangers of distracted driving such as texting, talking on the phone, eating and grooming while driving. Contestants for the music video contest must be grades 9-12 with a $1,500 prize. Contestants for the T-shirt design contest should be grades 1-12 with a $500 prize. Deadline for entries is January 24, 2014. Please visit www.geicosafetycontest.com for more information.
In The News ...
SCC Board Member, Melissa Sporn, posted this article on Unified Prevention Coalition’s Patch on Prevention Blog, appearing in the McLean Patch on November 25, 2013.
“Kate did something that I am very proud of,” my brother shared during our routine weekly phone conversation. He recounted that his daughter Kate, a high school junior, had attended a party over the weekend. Continue reading –>
People are so hungry to know how to let their kids flower. But your child’s “self” isn’t in hiding, waiting for you to flush it out It’s constantly evolving, and your job is just to pay attention. Continue reading –>
On September 19, 2013, DriveSmartVA hosted its first Distracted Driving Summit in Richmond, VA. Panels discussed the dangers of distracted driving, current legislation, enforcement, current awareness initiatives and future programming.
Food For Thought:
80% of auto crashes, 65% of near misses are attributed to distractions
Teens are four times more likely to be involved in distraction-related incidents;
Everyone can participate in distracted driving awareness by paying attention while driving
Learn more at www.drivesmartva.org.
Teen Depression: Jordan Burnham Talk
The opportunity to open a discussion on teen depression was an important event in area high schools in December 2012. Thousands of McLean students and parents saw first hand how a troubled teen survived a suicide attempt, faced his mental health issues and now honestly shares his story. For those of you who missed this opportunity, we have excerpts of his talk available on YouTube.