Eve’s Fund announces virtual traffic safety presentation for Navajo teens

ThinkFirst Navajo program is the only ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention projects serving a federally recognized Indian Reservation
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Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives, through its ThinkFirst Navajo injury prevention program, has announced the availability of a new traffic safety presentation for students enrolled in Navajo Nation high schools and colleges. Thanks to a partnership with the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation and several of its other local chapters, ThinkFirst for Teens will be offered free of charge to all public, private and BIE schools serving predominately Navajo students.

The one-hour, assembly-style program, which will be presented virtually, includes video, discussion, and Q&A, and is hosted by a special guest speaker who sustained a serious brain or spinal cord injury in their youth. 

Cecelia Fred talks with children about the importance of seatbelts during a 2010 ThinkFirst Navajo assembly (Eve's Fund).

Cecelia Fred talks with children about the importance of seatbelts during a 2010 ThinkFirst Navajo assembly (Eve's Fund).

The guest speaker will share his/her experiences and perspective on the importance of “thinking first” and making good decisions to help prevent motor vehicle crashes, the leading cause of injuries and deaths among 15- to 24-year-olds. These virtual presentations will be provided at no cost to the schools, thanks to a generous grant from the General Motors Company.

ThinkFirst Navajo is one of 160 ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation chapters in the U.S. and the only one serving a federally recognized Indian Reservation.

The ThinkFirst Navajo program is the only ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention projects serving a federally recognized Indian Reservation (Eve's Fund).

The ThinkFirst Navajo program is the only ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention projects serving a federally recognized Indian Reservation (Eve's Fund).

High school and college principals, counselors, teachers, nurses, and other school leaders are encouraged to reach out to learn more and to schedule a free virtual assembly for their students. For more information or to schedule a presentation, contact Jodee Dennison at jodeedennison@evecrowellsfund.org or at (505) 870-3224.

Eve’s Fund for Native American Health Initiatives is a community based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes hope and wellness for Native American youth. The late Robert M. Crowell, MD and Barbara Crowell Roy founded Eve’s Fund in 2005 in memory of their daughter, Eve Erin Crowell. Since that time, the organization has developed strong community partnerships and created literacy, injury prevention and education programs impacting over 60,000 Native children and young adults.  For more information, go to evesfund.org.

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