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A close up photo of a colorful bracelet that says buckle upWith support from a stipend from the state Colorado Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America association, and a desire to promote the potentially life-saving use of seatbelts in cooperation with the Pueblo Police Department, East FCCLA scholars have immersed themselves in a Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety (FACTS) project.
This week, Eagles visited with the Bobcats of Franklin Elementary School to discuss the importance of seatbelt use and to assist the little ones in the crafting of “Buckle Up” bead bracelets.
The East FCCLA scholars were supported in their visit by School Resource Officer Corwin of the Pueblo Police Department.
The visit to Franklin is one of several components of the project, which the Eagles will present at the state level as part of the annual FCCLA competition.
In October, visitors to Tuffy’s Trick or Treat Halloween giveaway received popcorn balls with an attached message promoting the use of seat belts. The next month, Eagles partnered with Pueblo police in a “Seatbelt Selfies” social media campaign, which was highlighted through a KRDO feature.
In December, those Eagles who arrived at school with their seat belts engaged received some sweet treats in the form of Dum Dums and Smarties.
The FCCLA scholars also created a public safety announcement centered on the theme “Save Rides Save Lives” for a national contest.