What Is Steering Arkansas?
Steering Arkansas consists of three sophomores attending eStem High School in Downtown Little Rock. When our EAST class and Noble 101 class collaborated, we were given the challenge of making a change in our educational system.
Since we are all approaching driving age and getting our permits, we felt that a comprehensive Driver's Education course would be a beneficial addition to our high school curriculum. In an effort to see this become a reality, Greta Kresse, Austin Ashley and I created Steering Arkansas as a method to inform and to advocate for a more thorough education and licensing process for young drivers in Arkansas.
Read about us on the Noble Impact blog here.
Why Does it Matter?
Arkansas is ranked 7th highest in the amount of teen deaths with teen drivers, nationally, at 26.9%. Steering Arkansas wants to provide not only the knowledge of safe driving, but the experience, too. If Driver’s Education was required in the high school curriculum, it would allow students to get the required driving time essential for getting a license without any fear.
We are trying to advocate Driver's Ed. for teenagers because we don't want them to become statistics.
What are We Doing?
We are working with experts to find the most economically efficient yet effective way to implement drivers education. This of course, depends on school locations and size. Currently, we are in the grant writing process with State Farm.
We are also researching different solutions and ways to improve our service, so please if you have any ideas, don’t hesitate to contact us.
What are Our Goals?
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