Allstate Agent Cale Schorer recently visited G. Ray Bodley High School to present them with the groundbreaking CRASH! The Science of Collisions program. Allstate Agent Jerry Pleskach recently visited Pulaski High School to present them with the same program.
The educational program developed by Scientific Social Solutions (SÂ³) uses automobile crashes as a basis for teaching physics, physical science, biology, math and driverâ€™s education topics to high school students. The Allstate Foundation offered the program to Long Island high schools in Nassau and Suffolk Counties as part of its annual â€œSafe Teen Drive LIâ€ initiative.
Designed in 2002 by Professor John Kwasnoski, one of the countryâ€™s leading experts on motor vehicle crash reconstruction and founder of SÂ³, the CRASH! program directly engages students in the learning process through real-world problem solving. Students use actual police reports from traffic accidents to solve a mystery using mathematics and science. Students gain a genuine understanding of the implications and consequences of speed, inattention, and alcohol; an understanding that has been demonstrated to modify their behind-the-wheel behavior.
High schools that receive the CRASH! program are encouraged to apply the curriculum in creative ways. The most creative and relevant activities will be chosen by Professor Kwasnoski and The Allstate Foundation to be featured at a â€œSafe Teen Drive LIâ€ event with New York State and Long Island lawmakers, traffic safety officials and law enforcement officials.
For more information about The Allstate Foundationâ€™s SÂ³ CRASH! program, please visit www.scientificsocialsolutions.org.
About The Allstate Foundation
Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. The Allstate Foundation strives to make our communities and our nation a better and safer place to live through partnerships with non-profit organizations promoting â€œsafe and vital communities,â€ â€œtolerance, inclusion, and diversityâ€ and â€œeconomic empowerment.â€ Teen safe driving and building financial independence for domestic violence survivors have been priority issues for the Foundation since 2005. For more information, visit www.ProtectTeenDrivers.com.
About Scientific Social Solutions (SÂ³)
Scientific Social Solutions (SÂ³) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to expanding young peopleâ€™s interests and skills in science and mathematics through the creation and dissemination of state-of-the-art programs and materials, and to offer educational services and opportunities to young people in the areas of safety, health, and technology. For additional information, visit www.scientificsocialsolutions.org.