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Health and Wellness
As obesity rates continue to rise, what are we doing to ensure that our nations’ youth understands the consequences of their decisions around eating?
Our innovative and immersive mobile museum exhibit shows participants the risks of poor nutritional decisions and the rewards that a healthy, nutritious diet will bring. Engaging interactive museum exhibits, along with revolutionary age progression software, allow participants to see the impact of nutrition habits in a side-by-side comparison.
We encourage young people to stay active, eat well, and rest well. A healthy balance of the three will lead to optimal health both mentally and physically.
While distracted driving collisions and deaths continue to grab headlines throughout the U.S., it is important to remember that Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of alcohol or other drugs remains a leading cause of injury and death amongst young people.
The PEERS Foundation is proud of its groundbreaking, state-of-the-art DUI simulator that allows teens and young adults to experience the dangers of driving under the influence within the safety of a Virtual Reality simulation. Participants sit behind the wheel of a car as they learn about the dangers of impaired driving. Participants will be well equipped to make the right choice after experiencing our interactive intervention.
We recently launched a new product and creative partnership with the Canadian company, E-Brake. The product is a cell-phone software that eliminates distracted driving by locking the device as soon as the vehicle is traveling 5 mph. The driver is only able to access music, maps, and emergency contact numbers and can’t unlock the phone until the vehicle is stopped.
For young drivers, the software can be programmed to receive calls from select numbers, including family members. We’re excited to announce and share this new, innovative product with you!
As an innovator in the field of Health and Safety event production, PEERS Foundation is continually updating its program offerings. PEERS is also happy to create customized events and content as requested by our partners, schools, corporations, or community organizations.
Each of our events is an immersive, engaging, impactful experience for the participants with content that is designed to educate and inform. Using cutting edge technologies, Hollywood-style set designs, and survey-based data collection, we ensure that lasting changes in attitudes and behavior occur as a result of experiencing our programs. In the interest of furthering the cause of preventing or treating the health and safety concerns being addressed in each program, this data is made available to our funding partners and other stakeholders.
I had a very very pleasant experience with the staff from Peers. The augmented reality really gave our students a great experience to be behind the wheel and see the effects of driving while distracted, whether it was a phone or others talking and commenting. I definitely enjoyed the experience and I know the students did as well.
Thank you for visiting our school and helping to educate our students about distracted driving.
I honestly didn’t know how our students would respond to this opportunity. This major issue is too important, and the offer was too good, to turn down. I actually teach a Bible class later in the school day, so I asked for feedback from students who had experienced the simulation, and I received enthusiastically positive responses. One unanticipated outcome — the 10% discount on insurance when a student participates — only sweetened the feedback. Please keep up your great work with an issue
That crew that came in was professional and efficient. They did a great job with a serious topic while at the same time providing a unique activity that engaged the students.
It was a great success! We are hopeful that it will make a huge difference in distracted driving among the students who experienced the simulator, but also the kids that they tell about it.
Mike and his team were amazing to work with for the General Motors UofM recruiting events. Mike and his team were engaging, flexible and educated on the simulator.
Your team was amazing! Jordan, Cindy and Mike did such a great job with out students at Harbor Beach, and our kids has a blast in the simulator.
Our students and staff loved this event. It was very informative and students loved the simulation. Students talked about about how meaningful the message was and saw the damage that can occur through distracted driving.
I just wanted to share how much fun our students had with the texting and driving simulator event. The presenters were knowledgeable, engaging and very talented in their presentation to the students.
The children we really engaged and enjoyed all of the reactions they experienced while driving the vehicle. The students were able to learn it wasn’t as easy to text and drive as they thought, along with the dangers and consequences texting causes.