From July 21-23, teams of students and advisors from surrounding areas participated in the Team Spirit Traffic Safety Leadership Training Conference at the Drury Lodge Conference Center in Cape Girardeau.
Team Spirit is a program sponsored by the City of Cape Girardeau Police Department’s Safe Communities Program and Missouri Deapartment of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety. Team Spirit is designed to teach students about staying away from drugs and alcohol and preventing impaired driving.
Team Spirit also teaches students about the dangers of drinking and driving, texting and driving, not using a safety belt and other traffic safety issues. The participants attend educational and motivational workshops, complete prevention program activities, and participate in leadership and team-building exercises.
While at the conference, these students will design an action plan for their respective schools addressing safety concerns. The students’ plans will be implemented at their schools when classes resume this fall.