We’re over the moon excited when our AdCap students get recognized for their creative and inspiring ideas to make their schools and communities healthier. Abby’s passionate about safety and creatively named her AdCap Project, “Don't be Insane, Protect Your Brain!”
Abby didn’t win a grant when she attended the SAP Social Innovation Event in Chicago last fall, but Abby persisted and applied for a grant through the AdCap website, AdCapYOUth.org, where she won the funding to bring her BIG idea to life. Read on to learn more about Abby’s project, featured in the Daily Herald, and click here to read more great student stories in the AdCap Community Hub!
Daily Herald Post
Prospect student wins grant to advocate bicycle safety
Submitted by District 214
Prospect High School student Abby Fleig was awarded a $950 grant from a national program to advocate for bicycle safety in the community.
Fleig, a member of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, applied for the grant from the AdVenture Capital Social Innovation Series for her FCCLA project called "Don't Be Insane -- Protect Your Brain."
Fleig, whose mother is a pediatrician, is an advocate for bicycle safety, and her project focuses on the importance of wearing bicycle safety helmets in order to protect children and adults from possible brain injuries.
Fleig's program uses a honeydew melon and a bicycle helmet to demonstrate the dangers of brain trauma and the effectiveness of bicycle helmets when they are worn correctly and consistently.
AdVenture Capital is a program that inspires, empowers, and motivates creative, curious, and brave student entrepreneurs who wish to make changes in school and community health and wellness.
She is in the process of bringing her program to various local elementary schools and after-school Children at Play (programs. She is also purchasing tricycles and a helmet for each child at Prospect's Little Knights preschool program so the program can conduct "safety town" classes to promote bicycle safety.
Fleig will also compete in FCCLA's Illustrated Talk category, which focuses on children and a national project.
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