NAPPP represented at the "Global Youth Traffic Safety Month" by President Dr. Judy Tindall.
A reception was held at the Inter Development Bank in Washington D.C. in which Kweku Mandela, grandson of Nelson Mandela was honored with the S. African partnership with Global Youth Traffic Safety initiative. The Mandela family lost a niece to a traffic crash. Dr. Tindall is pictured with Mr. Mandela.
On May 8th, there was a Bike to School Event at Lincoln Park that highlighted Bike Safety. The Youth and NOYS members moved to Jefferson Memorial where several speakers launched the event. The speakers included: Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, MPH, Director for Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, Hon. Gil Kerlikowski, Dir. of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Kweku Mandela, Co-founder of the Africa Rising Foundation, Hon. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General, Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool of South Africa Ambassador to the U.S., Hon. Ray LaHood, U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Dr. Regina Benjamin highlighted the work of peers in prevention and is very supportive of the work NAPPP is doing. Ebrahim Rasool delivered a powerful message about Freedom and the responsibility that comes with it. An example is that we have the freedom to do what we want, but always be aware of the responsibility to drive safely, promote safety and not danger. He ended with a poem that highlighted an African phrase "Manduto"--I am because you are. "Youth Safety depends on my responsibility".
The afternoon was spent at the National Traffic Safety Board facility and the following were highlighted. Driver Training in Dearborn Michigan; Seat Belt Use from Edison, New Jersey; Distracted Driving from Dallas Texas; Impaired Driving from Gillespie H.S. in IL
For full coverage of the activities, please go to www.noys.org
Dr. Regina Benjamin, Health and Human Services with Dr. Judith Tindall, NAPPP President
Youth Global Highway, Traffic Safety Month
KWEKU MANDELA, grandson of Nelson Mandela, with Dr. Judith Tindall, NAPPP President
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