Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Drama & Volunteer Openings!

There was a little bit of drama over Saferides, but that has been sorted out. Until someone tries to pull a fast one on Saferides, we are still ok, and still operating. 

Its the second semester now, which means quite a lot of work. Still, because work means stress, and stress, for many students, means alcohol, we need more support form volunteers than ever. 

One night makes a difference, and we cannot stress this enough. 

- Isabel C.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Support for Saferides!

We sent out a message on Facebook asking for opinions about Saferides from people who had used the service, had volunteered, or who support the program. This is what we got back so far:

Saferides saves lives. It's that simple. It allows people in dangerous situations to act safely - an option they would not have if Saferides were not performing its service. Helping to preserve Saferides means helping to preserve the lives of Los Gatos teens for years to come.

Plus the volunteers are pretty awesome people :)

I think that saferides is a good idea. No matter what kind of campaigns you start to try to prevent teens from drinking or whatever else, there are always going to be people who do it anyways. Saferides takes note of that. Even if the teen has been drinking or other, at least now he/she has an option of getting home that is much safer than the teen attempting to drive him/herself home. Viva Saferides!

I have volunteered for saferides and it is a wonderful part of the community. It provides a safe way for us teenagers to get home and allows our parents to know were safe.

All quotes will remain anonymous. Thanks to everyone who supports our cause!

- Isabel C.

El Gato Article and Other Issues

We have recently been featured in the latest issue of El Gato, the LGHS school newspaper. The article was brilliantly written and very accurate and can be found in the March 9th edition of the paper. 

Things have been rather hectic lately, and quite a few interesting things have popped up. 

For one thing, we got a call a week ago from students in Burlingame, who asked for a ride. When told that we don't take calls from places so far away, the students asked, "Then why did our school give us your number?" Needless to say, we had no answer. Maybe it's time Saferides operations were in every school district... =D

We have also had some problems with Saferides, and not due to lack of volunteers either. Due to these issues we will attending and speaking at the next A Place for Teens board meeting, at the Venue, at 7pm on the 16th of March. Like Saferides? Come show your support!