From its start in 1920 to today, the AAA School Safety Patrol Program has played an important role in helping young students learn to become leaders.
We are looking to hear from former patrollers like Daniel A. Murphy, who served on his school’s Safety Patrol as a sixth-grader and remembers well the leadership learned as a captain in a group of 65 patrollers.
“We had a great group of kids who worked hard and took a lot of pride in their mission,” says Murphy. “I learned responsibility, the need for planning, how to interact with adults in authority and how to inspire my peers. The skills and discipline I learned early on in life, not the least of which came as a AAA Safety Patrol Captain in Keyser, West Virginia, have given me a rich and full life, which I hope has made the world a better place.”
This year, the AAA School Safety Patrol marks its 100th anniversary. As we celebrate this milestone, we invite all former patrollers to share their story. Please include the name of your school, its location, some details about your experience and a few words about how the program influenced your life.
To send us your photos and short personal story, visit AAA.com/YourStory.