The Speak Out and Make NOYS Project Planning Kit was developed by ICAN Institute specifically for NOYS. The original program was pilot tested by 35 NOYS youth representatives from across the country. Their direction and feedback were foundational in producing this unique package. These youth conducted their own Speak Out and Make NOYS projects and have provided their success stories, personal advice, inspiring ideas, real life examples, and proven techniques to give you a project planning kit that is truly “Teen Tested and Approved.” 

It has been our pleasure to work with the NOYS youth leadership team for over a year to develop and refine this kit. Thanks to all of you for your hard work, great ideas, and commitment to make a difference. You are truly Youth Changing the World. 

Deb Erickson & Valerie Vigil, ICAN Institute 

Speak Out & Make NOYS 

Youth Changing the World, One Voice at a Time

A Health and Safety Project Planning Guide

For Information: 

Cheryl Neverman 
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
400 7th St., SW, NTS-22 Washington, DC 20590 
Ph. (202) 366-2724 Fx. (202) 366-6916 


A special thank you to NHTSA. This project would not have been possible without the sponsorship and vision of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA has made these materials available to thousands of youth across the country in order to help Youth Change the World. 

© 2000, NHTSA 

NOYS Youth Leadership Team 

“If you can read, you can follow these easy steps. We told our own stories and shared the lessons we learned the hard way. We’ve included samples of everything: PSA’s, story boards, posters, banners, flyers, phone scripts, letters, and much much more...”  Photo of NOYS Youth Leadership Team


NOYS Youth Leadership Team Members 

Outside Photo of NOYS Youth Leadership Team “...We did it – 
now it’s your turn. 
Come on, join in. 
We need your voice 
to Change the World.”