Each year, our "Streets, Art, SAFE" competition honors high school students helping to combat the #1 killer of children and young adults in the United States -- traffic collisions.
This year, we celebrated our 4th Annual Awards ceremony at the American Film Institute this year and it was the biggest one yet!
High school students from 10 different high schools all over the Southland submitted 50 different PSAs on the subject of traffic safety. They teamed up with Hollywood filmmakers to produce traffic safety Public Service Announcements. The topics included distracted driving, drunk driving, street racing, bike safety and more!
The PSAs were entered into and qualified for 13 different awards, including best script, best cinematography, best special effects, best editing and, of course, Best PSA.
The winning Best PSA was produced and created entirely by students at Claremont High School, titled "On The Curb." It will leave you in tears, in my opinion. Thanks to SAFE's partnership with the LAPD, this PSA will be played in local independant movie theaters around Los Angeles, reaching hundreds of thousands of people with the message of safer streets. Watch the incredible message below.
This PSA won a $1,000 grant for Claremont High School's Arts Department along with the students being presented with the opportunity to appear on Spectrum News 1 to promote the program and their PSA. Watch the news piece below.
Runner-up PSAs in the competition were "That's Why" (from Golden Valley High School) and "Look 4 Ways" (from Gladstone High School).
Thank you to FedEx for sponsoring our program and providing funding for the grants awarded to the school and the students. We also thank the LAPD and Vision Zero Los Angeles for continuing to support our efforts in making this program more available to the students in Southern CA. Also, a thank you to Spectrum News 1 for helping to spread the message of the need for safer streets and make people more aware of the direct education programs of Streets Are For Everyone.
To learn more about the "Streets, Art, SAFE" competition, visit or call (844) 884-7233 Ext. 804. www.StreetsAreForEveryone.org/streets-art-safe
Watch all winning PSAs here