The program lasts approximately 1 hour and includes the entire school (freshman-seniors). The equipment set-up time takes approximately 2 hours, and the tear down process takes approximately 1.5 hours. The ThinkFast team provides all their own equipment. Their full set up is approximately 40’ x 15’ x 12’ an auditorium (with a stage) or a gymnasium is the best place to host this program; as shown below.
The Youth Operator Program Coordinator, Lexi Bly, from Dartmouth Health in the Injury Prevention Center partners with the ThinkFast Interactive team in creating specific curriculum around New Hampshire traffic safety. As participants enter a transformed space, provided by the school hosting, the students immediately notice the elaborate staging, intelligent lighting, and professional sound system playing mainstream music. In a swift and efficient manner, Lexi and the ThinkFast team help to organize students into groups of 3-5 players per team and instruct the audience on how to use the multi digit ART wireless keypads. With a cue to the DJ to start the music, the entertaining host fires up the audience and kicks off the traffic safety awareness event. This fast paced, battle-of-the-wits competition is set up just like jeopardy. There are several rounds where the teams can earn points with a speed round at the end. The speed round will take one representative from the two top-scoring teams, the winner from the 20 second speed round, and the dance competition winner. The first team to get to 500 points, during the speed round, will win and is designated as the Champion team. The champion team will win $100 in Amazon gift cards (each card having a $10.00 value).
We do ask that all teens participating in the event take the pre/post survey. This survey provides us with overall confidence in knowing if the program is effective in improving subject knowledge, attitudes, social norms, perceptions of behavior control, and overall behavior intentions. Please see the Survey Sample here.
Please contact Lexi Bly if you are interested in booking this FREE event for one day at your school!
This program is Sponsored by the Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth Health Children’s in collaboration with New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety
Pictures Below Courtesy of: maxfieldproductions.com and Kearsarge Regional High School