EDUCATION & PREVENTION PROGRAM
As part of the our mission to prevent injuries, the Darrell Gwynn Foundation offers a free program for high schools in South Florida designed to educate teenagers on the dangers of risky behavior that can lead to severe auto accidents, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even death. High School aged teenagers are the most at risk age group in America for spinal cord injuries because of the activities they participate in and sometimes poor decisions teenagers make.
I encourage you to please view this video which explains the program fully: DGF Education & Prevention Program Overview
The agenda for the program is as follows:
- Presentation of a 9-minute video, "It Could Happen to You," produced by The Darrell Gwynn Foundation. The video consists of personal stories shared by young adults who, as teenagers, suffered spinal cord injuries due to reckless behavior. Last year, it had a significant impact on students who viewed it.
- Speaker's personal story about his or her accident; what life is like with a spinal cord injury; how it could have been prevented; rundown of their daily routine and challenges posed by their spinal cord injury; etc.
- Spinal cord injury prevention tips that are geared to and relevant for this age group.
- A question-and-answer session with students
The Education & Prevention Program Teaches Students the Dangers of:
- Texting & Driving
- Drinking & Driving
- Diving in Unknown Waters
- Reckless Horseplay
- Playing with Guns
- Unsafe Sports Techniques