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
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.
How Does the Foundation Use My Gift?
In early 2016, the Brandon & Paul Foundation and Drive Smart of the Rockies collaborated to share our knowledge, resources and passion for traffic occupant safety. Under this partnership a new initiative called the Adopt a School Campaign was launched. This campaign focuses 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 Wall-Bop proceeds and the Drive Smart of the Rockies collaboration we are now making this happen.
~Clear Creek HS hosted the first Adopt a School Alive at 25 class.~
We are also members of the Colorado State Patrol Family
Foundation (CSPFF)Survivors Assistance For Education (S.A.F.E.) Committee which directs CSPFF in the effective use of funds donated to Alive at 25 driving programs, to include donations raised through the Brandon & Paul Foundation.
These donations provide:
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.
Other ways we have supported SAFE DRIVING EDUCATION
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.
OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE
And most importantly to SAVE LIVES
Together We Can Make A Difference
Traffic crashes are the leading cause of young adult fatalities accounting for 44% of teen deaths in the U.S.
Each year 4,000 young people die in car crashes
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens.
Not alcohol…..Not drugs…..Not violence…..Not suicide.
Through the generosity of our sponsors, friends and family we have raised over $140,000
to support Alive at 25 and other safe driving programs throughout the
Encouraging Young Drivers To Be Safe
CAR CRASHES ARE 100% PREVENTABLE!
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
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.
11 teens and young adults die each day in motor vehicle crashes in the U.S.