Read what students have to say after attending a presentation by !MPACT…
RHAM High School
I learned that the actions of one of two people can impact the lives of countless others without that person meaning to.
I was visioning my brother in that situation and myself and it changed the way I think.
Think before you act, you’re not invincible. Tragedies can happen to anyone.
I know that anything can happen while on the road without notice and should take more precautions.
Fermi High School
Accidents can happen to anyone when they least expect it. It only takes a short minute to lose everything.
I will tell everyone I love them more often, just in case.
I don’t want my family to go through that.
Northwestern Regional High School #7
I drove much slower yesterday and this morning.
It only takes one second to completely ruin a family and a community.
I learned that any kind has much to live for and no matter who you are, anyone can have bad judgment and make the wrong decisions; don’t drink and drive.
No I have heard people take about they have lost somebody very important to them and I wouldn’t want the same thing to happen to me.
I learned how realistic and painful death is for not just who ever dies but also everyone who knows them.
It will change my future behavior because it’s a scary thing, I’m very scared to die and drinking is not worth death.
I wish things like this would never happen.
I will now drive safer for my mom and friends because I am the world to them and I do not want them to lose me.
I just told my friend I am going to slow down and be more cautious.
How much pain making the wrong decision can cause.
I’ve learned that it only takes a second to die in an accident caused from drunk driving, but that if you take a second to choose not to go, it can give you a lifetime.
The boys were ordinary just like me; ordinary high school seniors.
I don’t want to die young. I have too much to lose.
Haddam-Killingworth High School
I will never get in the car with someone who has been drinking, even if they say it’s okay.
I plan to stop people from drinking and driving and not get into a car with anyone intoxicated at all.
I learned exactly how my mom feels when I don’t call her when I’m running late for curfew or if I don’t pick up my cell phone when she calls me when I’m out with my friends.
I’ll be sure to be more careful about the decisions I make and calling my mother.
Not only do I speed but I’ve made some bad decisions and have just been lucky there were no consequences. I will slow down and not only think of myself but others every time I get in a car.
Bolton High School
The vehicle is a deadly weapon and it has taught me to be cautious at all times.
I now realize that I take my parents and life for granted, and now I notice and appreciate the simpler things in life.
You made an impact on me.
I think you made it clear to us that there is that constant danger that even something that big and bad could happen to the small town students.
I honestly cannot fathom how hard it must be to do what you do.
I usually hop into a car with anyone who is willing to give me a ride. After the presentation, I am having second thoughts about a few of the drivers I get rides with.
As I think about it now I have done some very irresponsible things. In the past I have put myself in many situations that could have hurt me. I now realized how stupid my actions have been and if anything happened to me or one of my friends it would be worthless, those are risks I am not willing to take. I have also told some of my friends what I have learned from your presentation in order to hopefully have them realize their actions have tragic consequences sometimes.
It made me realize how much of an impact my actions can have on my parents. It definitely made me appreciate them and their decisions more. They are only protecting me.
I now realize just because I am 16 doesn’t mean I am indestructible.
I understand now that the loss of your boys has saved the lives of thousands of others.
I don’t know what it’s like but I still learned that life is much harder without your child or children.
I never really took drinking and driving as serious as I do now until I saw your very educational presentation.
I have always lived in a bubble, like many other people do, thinking that events like these will never happen to me or my family. I am now very aware of the possibilities that in a second the wrong choice could cause such damage.
You program also gave me a better overview on how important life actually is.
I feel that this program was the most influential presentation that I or the school has seen.
Before this presentation, I am ashamed to say that I have put myself in bad situations by getting into a car with someone who had been drinking. When I left school after seeing the program, I yelled at two of my friends to never drive drunk or else I wouldn’t talk to them.
I called my girlfriend who just got her license right after and begged her to be careful and was on the verge of tears.
You are all some of the bravest people I have ever seen in my life.
I will definitely watch my speed more closely.
I thought that it was the best assembly we have had at our school in my three years so far.
After experiencing this program I learned all over again how precious and valuable life is.
It was really sad, but that’s what made everyone start thinking about their lives and the people they love and who love them.
I learned that I need to be extremely aware on the road.
Rules and speed limits are created for safety, so we should follow them.
After your presentation I have definitely been more grateful of my life and my family.
This will change my future; I will never drink and drive.
I will always wear my seatbelt, even if it’s annoying.
Killingly High School
I will be more aware of who I drive with and never drink, text, or talk in cars.
It was perfect; you guys were amazing. You opened my eyes and taught me to be aware of my surroundings.
You should make the program nationwide.
This program will make me think twice about driving faster in order to stop me from being late. A couple of minutes late is nothing compared to a lifetime lost.
Your program was amazing.
I haven’t sped since the program.
Hall High School
I had no idea what blunt force trauma really was until I heard the presenters talk about it. The thought of the internal organs moving scared me.
I will speak up if I’m uncomfortable and make the right decisions.
I will never drink and drive or get in the car with someone who’s drunk, because the next life lost could be mine.
Car accidents can happen to anyone. One bad choice can lead to an accident.
I learned that IT CAN HAPPEN to anyone.
Don’t do something stupid while driving.
That many people’s lives can change very drastically in just one single second from one mistake and the results are permanent.
Berlin High School
I WILL be a lot more CAUTIOUS on the road.
The sorrow in their voices was unbearable. I hope to never cause that sorrow to anyone.
I learned that we aren’t indestructible, and the choices we make can change our lives forever, even the ones that we don’t give much thought about.
I will use precaution when driving thanks to this program.
I truly believe this program was a life-changing experience.
It only takes one stupid mistake or distraction to cause you to crash.
The whole assembly made me cherish my life so much more, and it made me realize how easy and quickly your life can be taken away.
Conard High School
Oh my God! I can’t believe all of this really happened.
I can’t imagine how hard it is to pour your emotions of the death of your child out to an audience you don’t even know.
I felt sad and would never want that to happen to me or anyone else I know.
It really put into perspective how every decision you make can have a dramatic effect upon so many peoples’ lives.
Lyman Hall High School
There’re a number of teens who say “That won’t happen to me,” but in reality, it can happen and if you’re not careful, it will happen to you.
Read what school personnel have to say after attending a presentation by !MPACT…
"Please accept my enthusiastic gratitude.... for the outstanding presentation offered to our Juniors and Seniors here at Masuk High School. [It] had a tremendous impact on over six-hundred of our upperclassmen... you could hear a pin drop...I hope our relationship with your organization continues for many years." -Joseph Kobza, Principal.
"... THANK YOU and God Bless you all. The assembly definitively made an impact yesterday on everyone. I was very impressed by the student's reactions. I had students come up to me, telling me that as sad as it was to hear your stories, they were glad they were there to hear them. Even the staff members that could not make it to the assembly, heard about it.Marie A.C. Cortez, Social Worker --
CheneyHowellTechnicalSchool, Manchester, CT
"My students talked all the next period about how they felt." Teacher -- BaconAcademy, Colchester, CT
"Thank you. I am a mother and a guidance counselor. Personally and professionally… this hit home." Teacher -- NorwichTechnicalSchool, Norwich, CT
"From all of us at EnfieldHigh School, Thank you for your involvement in the mock accident event. Without your contribution, the event could not have been the success it was. The feedback from the students was unbelievable. Most of the comments said it was the best prom event they had ever seen. Again, thank you for all your help and commitment to promoting safe teenage driving." School Resource Officer --EnfieldHigh School, Enfield, CT