AT&T is contributing $10,000 to The Kansas Sheriffs’ Association, an organization focused on public policy to support law enforcement, scholarships for students, and education and training for Sheriff Offices. In part, this contribution will enable the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association to support Seatbelts Are for Everyone (SAFE) scholarships for students.
“We are honored to join the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in its efforts to promote driver safety through its new student scholarship program.”Molly Kocour Boyle — President, AT&T Kansas
“We owe a great debt to members of our first responder and law enforcement communities as well as their families, who sacrifice so much to keep Kansas safe,” said Molly Kocour Boyle, president of AT&T Kansas. “At AT&T, we’ve been working for more than a decade to promote safer driving as part of our It Can Wait campaign to prevent distracted driving. We are honored to join the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association in its efforts to promote driver safety through its new student scholarship program.”
SAFE (Seatbelts Are for Everyone) is a free, student-led program for high school students focusing on peer-to-peer promotion of traffic safety. Through education, rewards and enforcement, SAFE highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt, driving alert, and following traffic laws with the goal of decreasing the number of teen injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes. Established in 2008, SAFE has expanded to 136 schools in 60 counties reaching over 75,100 Kansas high school students.
“We are grateful to partner with companies like AT&T who share a desire to help students through scholarships. We believe in the SAFE program and are proud to reward students who are passionate about making Kansas a safer place for all of us,” said Sandy Horton, executive director of the Kansas Sheriffs’ Association.
KSA will use a portion of its AT&T contribution to provide five $1,000 SAFE scholarships to high school students in Kansas.