For residents in the tri-state area, my friend, Beth Feldman, is hosting a pretty terrific event next Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm. The White Plains Library Foundation Presents “Allstate Readiness Series” Savvy Moms/Safe Teens: A Four-Part Program Series. It’s a workshop for teens and parents that will take place at the White Plains Public Library at 100 Martine Avenue.
The first event will feature four people committed to making the world a safer place to drive. Hear first-hand about the dangers of distracted driving and get expert advice on preparing teens to be safe drivers. Make a family pledge to X the TXT! (an initiative of Allstate to put an end to texting and driving.)
Emily McKhann, is co-founder of TheMotherhood.com, an award-winning web community for mothers, and co-founder of Mom Sends the Msg (momsmsg.com), a public service campaign aimed at reducing distracted driving that has involved hundreds of mom bloggers across the country. Emily a Westchester resident, and her business partner, Cooper Munroe, worked with producers of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Oprah’s “No Phone Zone”segment.
Sgt. Luis Muniz works for the Community Advocacy and Strategic Initiatives Division of the White Plains Police Department, and has been involved in the school community as a School Resource Officer and as the advisor to the Explorers, a program for high school students interested in careers in public safety.
Kim Orlando, is founder of Traveling Mom.com, the nation’s top website and blog network for traveling families. Kim is a national travel advocate for moms, and provides travel commentary for BlueSuitMom.com, MomTalkRadio, and the Jane Air Crew by Wyndham. Her site has been featured on Oprah.com, RedBook and the Wall Street Journal.
Heather Vandenberghe is a writer and public safety advocate, and the lead proponent of Elle’s Law. Elle’s Law was passed in NY State in August 2010, making it a crime to strike a pedestrian while driving recklessly. Advocacy for safer streets has become a primary focus for Vandenberghe since her daughter was struck by an SUV in the fall of 2009. Prior to this shift in focus, she had a successful career in marketing for over 15 years. Heather was recently featured in the New York Times profiling her emotional journey and her perseverance in getting Elle’s law passed.
This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Allstate Foundation to the White Plains Library Foundation. Free admission. Refreshments will be served.
Disclosure: I was not compensated to promote this event.