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Safe America COO Mary Lou Pagano has been named the Chairperson of a Georgia ‘Regional Advisory Council’ (RAC) to help northern counties aid mental health issues. Mrs. Pagano, who is a Registered Nurse (RN) and had served in New York at a hospital on teen stress, hopes her experience can impact those Georgians who’ve been suffering mentally. “We’re proud Mary Lou volunteered to chair the local RAC committee and figure out how to solve what’s been affected by COVID stress,” noted Safe America CEO Len Pagano. “While Mary Lou’s nursing skills are superb, what’s also impressionable is her passion to recruit more Georgians to serve on RAC and make mental health a ‘higher priority’ to resolve. It’s truly needed since more teens have been tempted to commit suicide – and solving their stress can then save more lives.”
The University of Georgia continues to provide interns to Safe America. This fall, Lillie Dravis will be among 5 interns being selected. And, with Ms. Dravis’ enthusiasm, she’s already started! “We’re delighted to have a bright, young students from the SPIA School (School of Public and International Affairs) at UGA,” said CEO Len Pagano. “We’re looking forward to doing more good work with our interns this fall – and, even though it’s summer, we’ve already started!” Pagano noted that Ms. Dravis is working on a national survey evaluating on how COVID-19 is affecting people emotionally. The purpose: to help Americans determine how to be ‘safer’ before future tornadoes, hurricanes or wildfires. “Ten years ago, we had a theme – “Be Prepared. Not Scared.” We’re going to reintroduce this in the fall… and focus on what we can do to renew disaster drills,” Pagano added. “Thanks to Lillie and other young interns, we’ll focus on how the ‘next generation’ can be leaders in health and safety – getting their peers to absorb they should be leaders for the entire country.” Pagano added that any college student who’d like to be an intern (from other universities) can also apply. For information, call […]
Thanks to Zack Krause and Brad Stairs, the Safe America Foundation applied to teach teenagers how to drive in their Ford dealership in Alpharetta/Roswell, Georgia. Now, after several months of review, the state of Georgia approved this location for teen driver education. CEO Len Pagano thanked the Zack Krause, noting that “we’ve envisioned a benefit of training youth with Fords – but what’s even better is learning more first-hand on maintaining a car as well as learning more on the safety features that are unique and have saved lives.” Pagano said he plans to use the Angela Krause Ford dealership as a ‘national pilot project,’ sharing more with Ford Headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan – and seeing how they might suggest other locations. “Ford’s been great at focusing on safety. And, with ‘Driving Skills for Life,‘ Jim Graham has taught teens on an introductory event to see good safety factors,” Pagano noted. “Now we can take the ‘Driving Skills‘ concept deeper – and show that we can really train teens for life.” Pagano thanked Mr. Graham for a recent discussion on ‘CEO Network.‘ And, noted that Safe America will invite Zack Krause to share his value of having Safe America’s driving […]
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