EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • The goal of the Every 15 Minutes Program is to create an ongoing vehicle safety program at all of the High Schools in Henderson, Nevada.
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • This is a two day program that challenges high school students to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, making mature decisions and the impact of their decisions on family, friends and others.
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • The program is a partnership with law enforcement, emergency medical responders, local hospitals, schools, parents and businesses.
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • Every 15 Minutes is a nationwide program that began in California in 1995. • www.every15minutes.com/ Other Good Links www.madd.org/ www.sadd.org/ www.roadreadyteens.org/ www.driversedge.org/
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • The program began in Henderson at Foothill High School in May of 2001 and in 2003 received the Governors Award for the best anti-drug program in Nevada schools.
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • In 2003 the program was modified to include a presentation to freshman and sophomores after a DUI accident involving a sophomore driver that killed three of his best friends. • http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1546345,00.htm
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • Another addition to the program in Henderson has been the inclusion of a pre and post event survey to try and measure students attitude changes regarding drinking and driving. Results include; • Alcohol drinking reduced by 1/3 • 3 times as many would be designated drivers • Over twice as many talked to their parents • about drinking and driving
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police DepartmentRecent & Upcoming High School Programs http://www.uptimeconnect.com/e15/every_15_minutes.html April 16th & 17th, 2009 October 18th & 19th, 2007 April 17th & 18th, 2008 October 16th & 17th, 2008 March 19th & 20th, 2009
EVERY 15 MINUTES Henderson Police Department • Posted comments • I wanted to let you know how grateful I am for this experience. While it was quite emotional, I am very glad that I did it. The entire retreat was eye-opening and I feel that I have learned a lot. Thank you for giving me and the rest of the students a great opportunity to learn.From a participating student • Last week my daughter was a participant of the Every 15 Minutes program held at Coronado High School. I was familiar with the program and its objectives but until I experienced the program as a parent of a child involved, I had no idea of the impact. I did not believe I would be as emotionally affected as I was, as was my daughter. I believe the impression made on her will be long lasting. She now refuses to even start the engine of the car until everyone inside is buckled up. • From the parent of a participating student E-mail Michael.Hull@cityofhenderson.com