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At the PEERS Foundation, we recognize the value in forming partnerships to help further our goals of educating today’s youth to ensure that tomorrow’s society is more educated, safer, and healthier.

We also realize that many organizations, from local Chambers of Commerce up to large international companies, recognize their duty to their communities and have developed social responsibility goals.

Our experience developing events, providing professional event planning and management, and staffing events with immaculately professional Brand Ambassadors allows us to help ensure that your social responsibility goals reach their full potential.

With decades of experience entertaining and educating young people, the PEERS Foundation knows how to create dynamic, engaging events. CREATE combines standards-based education with the latest technology in a way that is accessible for students. Our events have a lasting impact, showing students how they can be engaged in successful STEM careers.

Our dedicated staff can handle all aspects of an event from preliminary planning and logistics through post-event reporting. With an in-house design and development team, the PEERS Foundation is capable of customizing our events to help reinforce your social message. From creative ideation through event execution, the PEERS Foundation can manage it all, allowing you to focus on your social mission.

Our Brand Ambassadors are second to none! They are inspired and committed to helping today’s youth reach their full potential. With years of experience representing global brands, our Brand Ambassadors can successfully help your organization impact thousands of young people each year.

Case Study: Missouri Department of Transportation

Missouri Department of Transportation State Government, MoDOT, is emphasizing the importance of Distracted Driving Prevention Education for Private and Public Sectors that are plagued with increased fatalities. MoDOT created this partnership with PEERS to aid in the reduction of crashes and data surrounding a growing epidemic that impacts both the Private & Public Sectors in their respective regions. MoDOT’s guidance is governed and overseen by the Federal Governing entity, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Case Study: General Motors

In 2017, General Motors and the PEERS Foundation teamed up for a special project conceptualized by PEERS. This concept was to create a new and improved interactive driving simulator using emerging technologies to teach drivers about highway safety and the dangers of distracted driving.

With PEERS’ long history of building interactive virtual reality simulators, PEERS saw the natural evolution of using augmented reality to create the first Augmented Reality Distracted Driving Education Simulator (ARDDES). PEERS would then take ARDDES on a tour to one hundred high schools and execute a study consisting of pre and post-event surveys to gauge initial changes in attitudes and additional surveys taken thirty and sixty days after the event to assess the persistence of these changes.

In the cumulative report of 100 schools, 17,463 students came to the presentation, 4,494 students took the pre and post-survey, and of those students, 89% agreed or strongly agreed that after experiencing the simulator, they were more likely to eliminate distractions while driving. In the thirty-day cumulative report, there were 324 students that took the survey and 80% agreed or strongly agreed that after experiencing the simulator they were more likely to eliminate distractions.

Case Study: State Farm

Since 2011, the PEERS Foundation and State Farm Insurance have partnered to teach teens and young adults about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving. Using the award-winning ARDDES driving simulator, thousands of teens have had the opportunity to experience and discuss the dangers of drunk and distracted driving amongst their peers.

The PEERS Foundation was recently recognized by State Farm for our commitment to keeping our youth safe with a generous donation from State Farm. In addition, the PEERS Foundation recently completed a Spring 2019 Tour of High Schools sponsored by State Farm to educate and prepare teens on the dangers of distracted driving. Check out this article at the Naples Daily News to learn more about the PEERS Foundation’s vital work in preparing our youth to make the correct choices.

Case Study: AT&T

PEERS Foundation and AT&T partnered to bring awareness that distracted driving affects your ability to drive safely. The AT&T “It Can Wait” campaign and PEER’s AWARE3 TXT Driving Simulator was featured at 310 events across the country in 2012.

The PEERS Foundation has reached over 186,000 people across the country with this very important mission to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving.

Case Study: Toyota

For over a decade, Toyota was committed to helping young drivers stay safe on the roads through a program called TeenDrive 365. This educational experience helped shed light on the dangers of distracted driving. PEERS Foundation was a strategic partner in this mission by providing a distracted driving simulator using Oculus Rift technology.

In the past three and half years, 43,812 young drivers and parents have experienced the virtual reality driving simulator and the interactive display has reached over 120,000 people. It has also been featured at numerous events including auto shows, auto dealerships, high schools, and special events like SXSW and Special Olympics World Summer Games. Toyota has recently received several industry awards for TeenDrive365 Distracted Driving Simulator, as well as the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge with Discovery Education. Recent award wins include:

  • IAB Mixx Best Augmented Reality Initiative – Silver
  • Bulldog Awards Best Technology Campaign – Silver
  • PR News Digital Awards, Best Cause Marketing /CSR Initiative – Finalist
  • Revere Awards, Integrated Marketing Initiative AwardTeenDrive 365 was awarded “IAB Mixx Best Augmented Reality Initiative” in 2015.

The PEERS Foundation has reached over 186,000 people across the country with this very important mission to bring awareness to the dangers of texting and driving.

The activity was certainly an eye opener for our students. While there is no substitute for actual experience and learning, the augmented reality program takes things to a whole new level. Our students came out buzzing.
John Oliverio