UPS Delivers Safety to The Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center

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The UPS Foundation has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to teach safe driving techniques to teenagers. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine teens ages 16 to 19 die every day from injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. Also, crash risk is higher during the first year for newly licensed teens.

The Children’s Aid Society East Harlem Center Boys & Girls Club is proud to have been selected to receive a grant this year to implement UPS Road Code, a fun and educational program that brings UPS’s safe-driving expertise to 80 teenagers at the center.  During UPS Road Code, teens will learn about the consequences of hazardous driving, UPS’s safety driving “code” used by all UPS drivers and use an interactive computer-based game to identify road hazards.

The participants will be able to test their driving skills on a simulator provided by UPS. At the end of the final session, students, parents and UPS volunteers participate in a graduation ceremony. Top achievers are recognized with small incentives. Each student receives a certificate indicating their completion of the UPS Road Code course.