My father was killed in a drunk driving crash when I was eight years old. I joined SADD because I wanted to do whatever I could to prevent anyone else from losing their dad to a drunk driver.
I am the Pennsylvania SADD Student of the Year this year and the past President of my school's SADD chapter. I attended SPEAKs last summer and can't say enough good things about it. Having the opportunity to speak on Capitol Hill and meet with Senator's staff was the opportunity of a lifetime.
SPEAKs was a great learning experience and being given the chance to work with other passionate students was amazing. Anyone who wants to advocate for teens and their safety should definitely apply for SPEAKs. So many wonderful opportunities have come from participating in SPEAKs!