About the Champion Schools Program

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!

The Champion Schools Program has been evaluated by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute and has proved to not only increase awareness and education about safe driving, but most importantly, change driving behavior.  Be a part of this research based, peer to peer program and that helps keep new drivers safe.  Apply Now!
Schools receive a cash stipend and technical support to assist with their campaigns.  Advisors will also receive professional development hours.  Join our network of Champion Schools across the state—be part of the movement to keep teens safe!  Apply Now!

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

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

New for this year:

Participating schools can now access all of the information for their projects, including guidelines, instructional videos and helpful resources through the new user Champion Schools Portal, click here.

Why We Need Your Help…

  • Car crashes are the #1 cause of death and disability in teens
  • In New Jersey, a teen crashes every 11 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.