The Power of In One Instant

Great news for educators and student leaders in this exceptional time of change and adaptation:

You now have access to In One Instant’s award winning teen safe driving program – with FILM & NEW CURRICULUM GUIDE designed for in-person OR online learning.

And – thanks to generous support from Toyota, General Motors, and our many donors – your school can implement this research-based program for FREE.

Hear from a former administrator
on his district’s experience:

Your role in bringing this powerful program to your school has the potential to save lives. Many parents and teens, as well as your administrative colleagues, have acknowledged the impact of this emotional experience on teen driving behavior, making smarter choices and creating change. Consider offering this invaluable set of resources to your school community.


Merle Price

Former Principal & Deputy Superintendent, 
Los Angeles United School District

Students Need In One Instant This Year

Traffic deaths have actually increased, and remain the #1 killer of teens. The worst experience your school community may face is the death of a student through a preventable traffic crash – which most often involve driving distractions like texting and impairment.

Flexible, engaging, and turnkey curriculum designed for VIRTUAL or in-person learning. Minimal disruption to school schedules and instructional needs. Can be implemented in one class period or expanded as a unit.

Content that educates students on an emotional level, for lasting impact –with interactive activities that get high schoolers talking and thinking about their choices.

Multimedia curriculum using video, relatable storytelling, real-life survivor testimonials, and follow-up conversations and activities that help students apply what they’ve seen to their own lives.

Teens will learn how to:

  • Stand up to peer pressure
  • Refrain from driving when impaired or driving with impaired drivers
  • Utilize a designated driver
  • Refrain from cell phone use/texting while driving – Wear their seat belts
  • Serve as ambassadors to their peers
  • Includes valuable support materials for educators, parents, and students.

Developed with expert input from: health and safety professionals, teachers, counselors, administrators, psychologists, parents, AND teens themselves.

Our anonymous pre and post program surveys show that 86% more teens won’t text and drive after experiencing the program, and 91% more students won’t drive if impaired.

Bring In One Instant To Your High School At No Cost



A Message From Merle Price,
Former Principal and
Deputy Superintendent, LAUSD

The worst experience a school may face is the death of a student, especially in the case of a sudden and preventable accident, which for teens most frequently involves driving distractions due to texting, cell phone use, recklessness, and impairment. Those who have experienced the aftermath of such a tragedy know that the trauma to classmates, families, faculty and staff goes beyond anything that they have been prepared for and will impact the school community for a long time.

In One Instant is an award-winning and research-based resource for schools that has demonstrated ability to impact teens and their decision making in ways that can prevent tragic driving collisions. This video assembly program and toolkit have been developed with input from health and safety professionals, teachers, counselors, school administrators, psychologists, parents and teens themselves. It is easily administered with follow up materials for administrators, students, teachers, and parents.

With minimal disruption to instructional programs and school schedules, this program can provide a bonding experience between teens, their parents, and school personnel to help teens recognize the importance of their decisions and the role they play in preventing tragedies.

Your role in bringing this powerful program to your school has the potential to save lives. Many parents, teens, and administrators have acknowledged how this powerful and emotional experience impacts teen driving behavior, promotes smarter choices, and creates long-lasting change.

Please take a few minutes to see how easily this life saving program has been successfully implemented at many high schools and consider bringing this invaluable set of resources to your school community.


Merle Price

Merle Price

Former Principal, Palisades Charter High School, Pacific Palisades, CA
Former Deputy Superintendent, Instruction, LAUSD
Lecturer, Principal Leadership Institute, UCLA
Lecturer, California State University, Northridge, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Injury Prevention Message


Engage. Educate. Empower.

As a healthcare provider, you are a firsthand witness to the tragedies caused by distracted and reckless driving – the #1 killer of American teens. Entire communities are devastated by the actions of one person who makes a poor choice behind the wheel driving distracted, reckless or impaired. You are uniquely positioned to understand this dire problem and the importance of educating young drivers. Our program, In One Instant, was designed specifically for this purpose.

In One Instant is an award-winning, emotionally charged program that empowers teens to make smart choices and save lives. Informed by years of research in high schools and their communities, working with teens, parents, health and safety professionals, educators, counselors and psychologists, In One Instant speaks directly to teens in an honest and realistic way. It involves teens on an emotional level, bonds them to their community and fosters change from within.

We are enlisting your help to bring this powerful program to teens near you. With our turnkey digital program, In One Instant is easily implemented in high schools, community centers and through hospital- based outreach programs with minimal disruption to existing schedules.

Our 35-minute video program engages teens and acts as a springboard to incite behavior change. After experiencing the video assembly, educators, community leaders or hospital outreach staff lead the students in follow-up discussion and activities, providing teens with the tools they need for long-lasting change. It’s effective, easy to implement, and time efficient – the program can be compressed into an hour or stretched for weeks, depending on schedule availability. And we’ve cut out any guesswork by preparing comprehensive toolkits for administrators and coordinators, educators, parents, and teens.

While the program can be compact, it’s not just a one-off. We provide numerous community service and club opportunities throughout our Teen Guide to cultivate responsibility and keep the safe driving message alive year-round. Plus, it’s a great chance for teens to earn community service hours needed for graduation. Your role in bringing this powerful program to your community has the potential to save lives. We thank you for your help and everything you do for your community. Together we can lead the charge against distracted, reckless, and impaired driving.

Together, we can affect societal change.

Kristen Spencer
Injury Prevention and Outreach Nurse
Natividad Medical Center


“In One Instant accomplishes the very important job of teaching our students how to make smart choices, how to stay alive, how to stay safe, how to take care of each other. That’s the most important gift you can give to a school.”

Monica Iannessa, Assistant Principal 
Monica Iannessa, Assistant Principal

“Thank you for the amazing presentation to our students yesterday. I am certain that your work will save countless lives.”

Dan Blank, Assistant Principal 
Dan Blank, Assistant Principal

“I’m glad we brought In One Instant to our school because it wasn’t just for the kids. All of us can make a stupid mistake without thinking about it.”

Harold Boger, Principal 
Harold Boger, Principal

“In One Instant is a powerful program, and our students have expressed a profound appreciation for the message. It was easy to do and more effective than any other program.”

Dr. Dylan Farris, Principal 
Dr. Dylan Farris, Principal

“This program is highly impactful…easy to implement and extremely effective. This program saves lives.”

- Dr. Pam Magee, Principal 
- Dr. Pam Magee, Principal

“We are still getting wonderful feedback about the program from all over Santa Monica. As soon as we have our calendar open for next year, I will immediately book In One Instant.”

Lisa Golden Balfus, President 
Lisa Golden Balfus, President