Shreya R Dixit Memorial Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$1,050 Raised

35% complete

$3,000 Goal

We educate, inspire and mobilize grassroots communities to adopt distraction-free driving behaviors.

Your contributions help us on our quest to transform the driving culture.

The Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation deeply appreciates your financial contributions over many years.
You are our valued partners in our quest to transform the driving culture in the country.

You enabled the Shreya Foundation to:

  • Passage of the Hands-free bill in Minnesota in 2019
  • The Shreya Foundation organized roundtable discussion for the hands-free bill at Cargill Headquarters in 2018.
  • Establishment of Distraction-free Life Clubs (DFLC) at high schools in 2016, where we mentor teen leaders to learn peer-to peer influence techniques, instilling safe driving practices, both inside as well as outside of schools
  • Awarding Driver-ed Scholarships for students in need
  • Organize the annual Raksha 5K Run & Walk for Distraction-free Driving (Virtual events in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID)
  • Enhance existing programs and develop new ones

In midst of the COVID 19 pandemic, the foundation successfully cracked the COVID-induced shortage of summer jobs for teens. We designed and implemented an innovative Paid Summer Internship Program.

It instantly caught national attention, prompting seventy applications from Minnesota, California, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, and Maryland.

We selected top 20 who produced amazing deliverables over a six-week period.

I invite you to review their work by visiting: https://shreyadixit.org/students-for-safer-streets-2020/

The internship program was 100% administrated by Distraction-free Life Club (DFLC) alumni and current leaders.

Five of the students received the 2020 Emerging Leaders Award at the annual ‘Toward Zero Deaths Conference’ hosted by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

Success of the 2020 program prompted us to make it an annual event.

The 2021 Summer Internship Program is underway with eighteen interns from Minnesota, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Nebraska, Nevada assigned to work on three functional tracks and two special projects described below:

  1. Functional Tracks:
    - Journalism
    - Marketing
    - Audio/Visual production
  2. Special Projects
    - Safety messaging for the Police Department: Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    - Social media campaign for the Safety Department: Dakota County, Minnesota

It is gratifying to know that the DFLC initiative, originally developed for teens in 2015, is now all geared-up to penetrate the corporate space.

Two DFLC alumni, now college graduates, were recently hired by Microsoft and a Silicon Valley outfit.
They have committed themselves to institutionalize the Distraction-free Life model at their places of work and beyond.

In May 2021, Vijay Dixit, the Shreya Foundation Chairman presented the foundation’s teen engagement model at the Global Roundtable on United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) hosted by Global Minnesota. It showed how our youth engagement model aligns well with SDG 3.6 calling for 50% reduction in worldwide road fatalities between 2015 to 2030.

We seek your support to help us succeed in our mission to transform the driving culture.


Watch Shreya's Unfinished Story, Presented by Traveler's

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Organization name

Shreya R Dixit Memorial Foundation

Tax id (EIN)

26-2854347

Categories

Education

Address

17535 ALCOVE CIR
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN 55347-3556

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