Helping Youth Make Healthy Decisions


- Center for Association Leadership, Washington DC.

SafeTeen New Mexico is a youth driven non-profit organization. We partner with both public and private entities to fund and create in school programs as well as social issue documentaries and campaigns that educate teens, parents and educators about critical issues facing youth. Major topics of interest for the Safeteen organization include: distracted driving, drinking, drug abuse, date violence, body image, mental health. SafeTeen's vision is to create awareness in order to facilitate healthy decision making. Students, parents, community leaders and schools work with SafeTeen to create our programs. The SafeTeen organization exists to helpyouth make healthy decisionsand prevent dangerous behavior.

This month's special focus: Teen Driving
Did you know that 10 people die every day during the summer from a crash involving a teen driver? Sadly, Memorial Day through Labor day see more teen accidents than any other period during the year because teens drive more when they are not in school.Please click on the image at right to access the latest teen driving statistics from the AAA Foundation.  You may be surprised at some of the findings. For example, did you know that cell phone use is not the number one distraction for teens behind the wheel?  Please take the time to understand how teens are distracted on the road and help to prevent accidents throughout the 100 Deadliest Days and the rest of the year.