Calling Teen Volunteers, Greenwich Safe Rides to Launch Friday, Sept. 18

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Greenwich teens volunteering for Safe Rides. Credit: Katherine Du

Greenwich Safe Rides needs more teen volunteers (driver’s license not needed) to manage dispatching and/or help screened professional drivers navigate Greenwich on the following Fridays from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am.

To volunteer or inquire further, email Katherine Du at kdu@greenwichacademy.org with a list of available dates.

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The official Greenwich Safe Rides logo. Credit: Katherine Du

  1. Friday, September 18
  2. Friday, October 16
  3. Friday, November 13
  4. Friday, December 18
  5. Friday, January 29
  6. Friday, February 26
  7. Friday, April 1
  8. Friday, May 13
  9. Friday, June 17

Sponsored by the Greenwich United Way, the Transportation Association of Greenwich (TAG), and the Greenwich Safe Rides board, Safe Rides is a community outreach program providing teens with anonymous and free rides home on weekends.

The Town-vetted initiative is fueled by volunteer teens, who answer phones and manage dispatching. Each vehicle has a trained driver and two students who, under the supervision of trained TAG personnel, take calls and assist with navigation.

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Outside the Junior League’s headquarters, a group that included members of the Selectman’s Youth Commission gathered to celebrate the JLG’s donation of $5,000 to restore Safe Rides. Left to right: Greenwich Youth Services Coordinator Jenny Byxbee, James Boutelle of TAG, JLG President Cathy Youngman, Madison Blair, Peter Negrea, Holly Roth, Katherine Du, Alex Buffone, Alexander Schnur, Julianna Armentano, James Plewniak, Alessandra Messineo Long and Greenwich Police Chief Heavey. Credit: Leslie Yager

Safe Rides strives to ensure no underage drunk drivers inflict damage on the Town of Greenwich’s roads. The program remains an integral part of the Greenwich community to this day.

For a safe, free ride home in Greenwich on Friday and Saturday nights during the school year, call (203) 869-8445. For more information or to volunteer, email kdu@greenwichacademy.org.

See also:

Greenwich Safe Rides To Resurrect Friday, Feb. 6

Greenwich First Selectman Spends Saturday Night with Safe Rides

Junior League of Greenwich Comes Through for Safe Rides to the Tune of $5,000


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