A team of undergraduate Warhawks was recently awarded the Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm.
Project DREAM received the $15000 grant to develop and implement four mini-courses. The courses that will focus on life and driving will cover topics like power, freedom, responsibility and sanctity of life.
High school students will be taking these courses in the fall with the team aiming to teaching middle school students soon after.
According to Callie Shermer and TaLyn Myers, the project coordinators, the team aims to create responsible drivers by providing lessons to young students, who can then spread the knowledge to their family and friends.
The main purpose of the project is to help drivers remember that vehicles are powerful and that such power affords great freedoms, especially when associated with responsibility.
Project DREAM is part of a hybrid service-learning project in the ULM psychology department.