About the champion schools program

The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey would like to congratulate the 58 New Jersey high schools chosen to be part of our 4th Annual U Got Brains Champion Schools Program for the 2013-2014 school year. We are excited to be embarking on our 4th year of working with high schools throughout the state to help them develop teen driving safety programs for their schools. The success of the statewide Champion Schools Program over the past three years speaks to the ingenuity, skill, and leadership abilities of New Jersey’s youth. The students participating in the Champion Schools Program have benefited from the opportunity to bring their voices together in community service to address the number one cause of death and disability in teens – motor vehicle crashes.

We are proud to be working with the following high schools around New Jersey this year, representing 19 of the 21 counties. We are especially proud of those returning schools that have shown a commitment to building a culture of teen driving safety within their high schools over the years. Welcome to all of the new schools that are joining us for the first time – we are happy to have you join us!

Atlantic County
Buena Regional High School
Egg Harbor Township High School
Hammonton High School**
Mainland Regional High School**
St. Joseph's High school**

Bergen County
Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro Campus****
Bogota Jr./Sr. High School***
Emerson Jr./Sr. High School****

Burlington County
Burlington City High School
Lenape Regional High School****
Maple Shade High School**

Camden County
Cherry Hill East High School**
Collingswood High School***
Haddonfield High School***
Overbrook High School***
Winslow Township High School

Cape May County
Lower Cape May Regional High School
Middle Twp High School****

Cumberland County
Cumberland Regional High School***

Essex County
Cedar Grove High School**
Montclair High School**
Nutley High School**

Gloucester County
Clayton High School

Hudson County
Secaucus High School

Hunterdon County
North Hunterdon High School

Mercer County
Hamilton High School North - Nottingham Campus
Mercer County Technical Schools: Assunpink Center
Princeton High School**
Robbinsville High School

Middlesex County
Dunellen High School***
Edison High School**
Monroe Twp High School
Old Bridge High School***
St. Joseph's High School***

Monmouth County
Colts Neck High School
Communications High School***
Freehold Boro High School
Freehold Township High School****
Howell High School***
Keyport High School
Manalapan High School***
Marlboro High School**
Matawan Regional High School
Monmouth Regional High School**
Red Bank Catholic High School

Morris County
Butler High School
Kinnelon High School**
Madison High School
Shepard Preparatory High School
Villa Walsh Academy

Ocean County
Jackson Memorial High School
Marine Academy of Technology & Environmental Science****

Salem County
Penns Grove High School

Somerset County
Montgomery High School
Somerset County Vocational & Technical School

Sussex County
Newton High School

Union County
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School**
Westfield High School

**2nd year returning
***3rd year returning
****4th year returning

What is the U Got Brains Champion Schools Program?

It is an opportunity for students and staff of New Jersey high schools to develop campaigns to address teen driving safety. Each school will develop its own project based on a topic pertaining to teen driving safety. We are looking for creative projects that will raise awareness and make an impact on new drivers. You can utilize social media, videos, blogs, traditional media or other means to help spread your message. Your imagination is the only limit!

There are just a few rules – so read them carefully!

Questions? Drop us an email or call 732-745-0200.

New for this year:

Due to the overwhelming success of our program over the past 3 years, we are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Research Institute to enhance our U Got Brains Champion Schools Program by adding an evaluation component for all participating schools.

Why We Need Your Help…

  • Car crashes are the #1 cause of death and disability in teens
  • In New Jersey, a teen crashes every 10 minutes.
  • One teen dies each week on New Jersey’s roads.

This program is presented by The Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey. Funding is provided by The New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety with support from our founding sponsor, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company and our platinum sponsors, The Allstate Foundation and DriveSafer.