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September 21, 2018

G. Ray Bodley, Pulaski High Schools Receive Groundbreaking CRASH! The Science of Collisions Educational Program As Part Of The Allstate Foundation’s Annual Teen Safe Driving Initiative


Allstate Agent Cale Schorer, John Kwasnoski, Creator of CRASH! and Vice Principal Debbie Stuetz

Allstate Agent Cale Schorer, John Kwasnoski, Creator of CRASH! and Vice Principal Debbie Stuetz

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 (S³) uses automobile crashes as a basis for teaching physics, physical science, biology, math and driver’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 “Safe Teen Drive LI” initiative.

Creator of CRASH! John Kwasnoski, Pulaski Assistant Principal Jeff Shirley, Allstate Agent Jerry Pleskach

Creator of CRASH! John Kwasnoski, Pulaski Assistant Principal Jeff Shirley, Allstate Agent Jerry Pleskach

Designed in 2002 by Professor John Kwasnoski, one of the country’s leading experts on motor vehicle crash reconstruction and founder of S³, 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 “Safe Teen Drive LI” event with New York State and Long Island lawmakers, traffic safety officials and law enforcement officials.

For more information about The Allstate Foundation’s S³ 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 “safe and vital communities,” “tolerance, inclusion, and diversity” and “economic empowerment.” 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 (S³)

Scientific Social Solutions (S³) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization dedicated to expanding young people’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.

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