Irmo, SC – November 20, 2017 – The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation awards $10,000 to support teen driving awareness through Alive at 25, a defensive driving course from the Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council (SCNSC).

Alive at 25 is an innovative intervention program that teaches young drivers the behaviors and skills they need to become responsible drivers. The program is instructed by certified first-responders and is offered in 130 South Carolina high schools.

“Dominion Energy and the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation are proud to support Alive at 25 for the second year in a row,” said Laura Comstock, Dominion Energy Carolina Gas Transmission Manager Regulatory & Operations Support and SCNSC Board Member. “Teen traffic incidents and fatalities are an epidemic in our state, and we are excited to help deliver the Alive at 25 program to students in Spartanburg. We want our youth to make the right decisions behind the wheel, and Alive at 25 gives them the tools and knowledge they need to make the right choices.”

Dominion Energy’s grant supported the implementation of Alive at 25 in Spartanburg High School where 239 students received Alive at 25 training free of charge, and seven law enforcement officers instructed the course. Moving forward, all students will be required to complete Alive at 25 before receiving their parking permit to drive on campus.

“We are incredibly grateful for Dominion Energy’s support,” said Jody Jernigan, Chief Executive Officer SCNSC. “Their generous gift allowed us to bring Alive at 25 to students at Spartanburg High School, a school that previously did not offer defensive driving training. SCNSC has a “Goal of Zero” fatalities and aims to deliver the Alive at 25 to all teens. Community partners like Dominion are instrumental in educating our youth and saving teen lives.”

About The Dominion Foundation

Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), headquartered in Richmond, is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion Energy. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education and encourage community vitality. For more information, visit the company's website at www.DominionEnergy.com.

 


Irmo, SC – November 15, 2017 – The Allstate Foundation awards $75,000 to support teen driving awareness through Alive at 25, a defensive driving course from the Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council (SCNSC).

Alive at 25 is an innovative intervention program that teaches young drivers the behaviors and skills they need to become responsible drivers. The program is instructed by certified first-responders and is offered in 130 South Carolina high schools.

“The Allstate Foundation’s Good Starts Young initiative – now in its fourth year – is about increasing the likelihood of youth’s success in life, whatever their dreams may be,” said Kevin O’Rourke, Allstate Field Sales Leader. “We are thrilled to support the Alive at 25 program and continue its expansion in the Southeast. We are confident that with the right training and resources, our teens will be better decision makers behind the wheel.”

The Allstate Foundation’s grant will provide scholarships for students to complete the course, train additional law enforcement instructors, and launch Alive at 25 in new schools across South Carolina and Georgia. Students at Alive at 25 schools are required to complete the course before receiving their parking permit to drive on campus, which ensures that every student receives this life-saving training. To date, more than 140,000 students have completed Alive at 25 in South Carolina.

“With The Allstate Foundation’s generous gift, we will be able to bring Alive at 25 to additional schools that are not currently offering defensive driving training,” said Jody Jernigan, Chief Executive Officer SCNSC. “Our mission is to promote change to eliminate preventable injuries, death and loss in the communities we serve, and Alive at 25 is changing the way teens think about the outcomes of poor choices while driving. Partners like Allstate help us provide this critical training to students throughout the region.”

About The Allstate Foundation

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL). Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit www.AllstateFoundation.org.

 


Charlotte, NC - August 1, 2017 - SCNSC CEO, Jody Jernigan, discusses South Carolina's "F" safety grade with Chuck Roads at Good Day Charlotte. Click here to learn more about the national safety report. 


 

Irmo, SC – May 16, 2017 – State Farm® in its commitment to reducing collisions and driver fatalities, awards $50,000 to support teen driving awareness through Alive at 25, a defensive driving course from the Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council (SCNSC).

Alive at 25 is an innovative intervention program that teaches youth the behaviors and skills they need to become responsible drivers. The program is instructed by certified first-responders and is offered in 130 South Carolina high schools.

“State Farm is proud to support Alive at 25 and to be associated with such a worthwhile organization,” said Larry Lucas, State Farm Agent and President of SCNSC. “Although we have seen a decrease in teen driving collisions since the program started in 2007, there is still work to be done and more students to reach. We look forward to seeing Alive at 25 in all high schools so roadways will become safer for our teens and communities.”

Grant funds will support the implementation of Alive at 25 in additional high schools. Funds will also be allocated to certifying more first responders to instruct the course across the state. SCNSC has a “Goal of Zero” fatalities and aims to deliver the Alive at 25 to all teens.

“We are incredibly grateful for State Farm’s support,” said Jody Jernigan, CEO SCNSC. “Collaboration with partners like State Farm allows us to reach more citizens and provide life-saving skills to youth in the southeast.”

About Southeastern Chapter – National Safety Council
SCNSC is a nonprofit, membership organization based in Irmo, SC. The Council is dedicated to promoting change to eliminate preventable injuries, death and loss. SCNSC accomplishes this mission by providing training courses in defensive driving, OSHA compliance and First Aid/CPR certification. For more information, visit scnsc.org or call (803) 732-6778.

About State Farm
The mission of State Farm is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize their dreams. State Farm and its affiliates are the largest providers of auto and home insurance in the United States. For more information, visit statefarm.com or call Larry Lucas State Farm Insurance Agent at (803) 799-1998.

 


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COLUMBIA URBAN LEAGUE IS AWARDED TWO $5,000 GRANTS FOR TEEN DRIVING SAFETY

 

COLUMBIA, SC – The Columbia Urban League is pleased to announce it has received two $5,000 grants to promote teen driving safety. According to the National Safety Council, teens drive more during the summer months. These months fall during the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are known as “The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer”. In fact, car crashes are the number one killer of teens and they occur mostly during summer months.

 

The National Safety Council was instrumental in facilitating these grants awarded by the Dominion Foundation and State Farm. Both agencies awarded $5,000 grants to the Columbia Urban League. “We are thrilled to be a partner with the Columbia Urban League and Dominion Resources. The National Safety Council looks to connect with community organizations like the Urban League in order to serve more kids, teens and adults though life-saving, safety-oriented trainings and classes. We look forward to strengthening this relationship for many years to come”, said Jody Jernigan, Executive Director of the South Carolina National Security Council.

 

Year round, about 400 teens participate in youth leadership development programs offered through the Columbia Urban League. During the summer, that number grows to 1,000. “A core component of the Columbia Urban League’s youth development strategy is its focus on teaching good decision making skills and the fundamentals of marketing oneself for success”, said Columbia Urban League President and CEO J.T. McLawhorn. These programs are what attracted the Dominion Foundation to the nonprofit organization. “The Dominion Foundation is proud to partner with the Urban League and the National Safety Council to support youth workforce development,” said Keith Windle, General Manager of Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission. “Through this partnership, at the Urban League Pre-Employment Readiness Academy, young drivers will be certified in the Alive at 25 driver safety program. Safety is a core value at Dominion, and we recognize the importance of teaching safe driving skills to young drivers across South Carolina.” That same sentiment was echoed by State Farm Agent Larry Lucas. “I look forward to working with the Columbia Urban League more in the future, especially with the young people you support.”

 

For more information about the programs the Columbia Urban League offers, visit www.columbiaurbanleague.org.

 

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About The Columbia Urban League: The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African-American and other underserved communities to secure self-reliance, primarily in education, employment and economic development. The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans and others to enter the economic and societal mainstream. For more information about the Columbia Urban League visit, www.columbiaurbanleague.org

 

 

About Dominion Foundation: Dominion (NYSE: D), is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy. The Dominion Foundation is dedicated to improving the physical, social and economic well-being of the communities served by Dominion companies, including Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, support education and promote community vitality. For more information about Dominion, visit www.dom.com.

 

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