Together We Can Make A Difference

OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE


  • Provide the Alive at 25 program to all teen drivers free of charge


  • Designate the Alive at 25 program as a required component of every teen driver’s education


  • Expand the reach of the Alive at 25 program throughout the entire United States


  • And most importantly to SAVE LIVES.

The mission of the Brandon & Paul Foundation is to support educational programs for young drivers that focus on the importance of making good decisions and safe driving habits. 

Through the generosity of our sponsors, friends and family we have donated over $75,000

to support the Alive at 25 Programs throughout the United States.

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the U.S.

Encouraging Young Drivers To Be Safe

In the years since our boys died, the families, volunteers and founders of the Brandon & Paul Foundation have donated hours of their time to supporting and promoting safe driving, seatbelt use and the Alive at 25 programs

In 2008 crashes took the lives of more than 5,800 people younger than 20.

Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.

Not alcohol…..Not drugs…..Not violence…..Not suicide
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How Does the Foundation Use My Gift?


In early 2016, the Brandon & Paul Foundation and DRIVE SMART collaborated to share our knowledge, resources and passion for traffic occupant safety.  Under this partnership a new initiative called the Adopt a School Campaign will be launched.  This campaign will focus on bringing the Alive at 25 program to the entire student body of underserved high schools.  This is a huge undertaking, and one we have been interested in pursuing for several years.  With this year's Wall-Bop proceeds and the DRIVE SMART collaboration we are now in the position to make this happen.


~Stay tuned for updates as we make this huge step in saving even more lives.~


We are also members of the Colorado State Patrol Family Foundation (CSPFF) Survivors Assistance For Education (S.A.F.E.) Committee.  The committee directs CSPFF in the effective use of funds donated to the Alive at 25 driving programs, to include  donations raised through the Brandon & Paul Foundation. 


These donations provide:

  • No questions asked scholarships for teens who don’t have the means to pay the tuition for the Alive at 25 class.
  • Maintenance of crash car exhibits.


Funds have also been provided to the Alive at 25 programs in Texas, Idaho, Utah and California which have been used to bring the classes to rural schools and expand the reach of the program within their communities.


In Colorado alone 542 classes were held in 2014  providing over 8,800 youth the life saving

Alive at 25 program.

Determined to change this harsh statistical reality and to prevent other families from suffering such indescribable loss, the Brandon & Paul Foundation was formed.  We know that educating young drivers in the decision making aspects of driving, not just the mechanics, makes a huge difference in the fatality rate among this most vulnerable group of drivers.

Any parent will tell you one of the most terrifying moments comes when there is a new driver in the house - the teenager!

And for good reason.

About 10 teens died each day in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. in 2009
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Other ways we have supported SAFE DRIVING and the programs of Alive at 25

  • Speaking at over 45 high school assemblies
  • Participation in new instructor training classes throughout the U.S.
  • Filming of segments for the National Safety Council ‘s updated program curriculum
  • Presenting at the National Safety Council’s Teen Driving Forums throughout the U.S.
  • Creation of the S.A.F.E brochure
  • Funded Alive at 25 classes for the entire high school population in New Deal, TX
  • Participated in several safety fairs
  • Spoke at DRIVE SMART sponsored seminars to educate teens and their parents on laws, safety, and the practicality of a new driver in the family.

The Brandon & Paul Foundation is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards.

2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010 Colonel’s Excellence Awards

2008 National Safety Counsel Outstanding Effort in Training Teen Drivers Award

Colorado State Patrol Honor Award

WY Highway Patrol Excellence Award

CSPFF dedication to high school assembly program 2008, 2009 & 2010