Children are our future. They are also our future drivers. Therefore, for the past several years, with the help of our many supporters, IDIPIC has worked diligently to keep our children and our roads safe.
Since “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” IDIPIC provides a program called Th!nk, Don’t Drink or Drug at all island public middle schools and brings its prevention efforts to community youth and safety events.
These program are provided free-of-charge by IDIPIC thanks to many local Partners in Prevention. These include businesses, churches, organizations and individuals who believe “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” and that by working together we can have “safer kids, safer roads” where we live and work, which benefits us all.
Click on these links to read about IDIPIC’s school safety programs for middle and high school.
Youth Safety events include:
Be Safe Be Seen on Halloween: Since 2001, Oak Harbor Wal-Mart and IDIPIC team up for this community service to help keep trick-or-treaters safe. Free reflective trick-or-treat bags are given away along with clothing reflectors and lots of candy.
Children’s Day: Display booth with handouts and trivia game at Langley’s event, usually last Saturday in September. .
National Night Out: Display booth with handouts and trivia game at Oak Harbor’s event first Tuesday of August.
Lights on for Life: This is a symbolic headlight observance designed to focus attention on the impaired driving issue and to remember those who have lost their lives due to DUI; many of them children. It is the kickoff for National Holiday Lifesavers Weekend, the weekend prior to Christmas, where law enforcement agencies combine forces in a massive effort to identify and apprehend those driving under the influence, and other traffic violators.