AAA School Safety Patrol allows students to walk safely to & from school.

Safety Patrol Badge

Millions of young people across the United States and 30 other nations worldwide volunteer their time to help ensure the safety of fellow classmates traveling to and from school, and to serve as role models for younger students. Today, the AAA School Safety Patrol has more than 654,000 Patrollers in 34,500 U.S. schools. Education and safety groups around the world have praised the program for reducing injuries and fatalities among schoolchildren ages 5 to 14.

The club’s Traffic Safety department provides schools with no-cost safety patrol supplies and training, and administers special safety patrol programs throughout the school year. Enrollment forms for the AAA School Safety Patrol® program are generally due in October, however, we will gladly accept them at any time during the school year along with the number of students who have been added to or dropped from patrol.

 

Guidance for the Safe Operation of the AAA School Safety Patrol amid COVID-19. 

Advisors and Teachers

Download your copy of the AAA School Safety Patrol® Operations Manual (PDF)

 

2021-2022 School Year Enrollment and Order Form Coming Soon.

 

For more information on any of these programs, contact Kellie O’Riordan at (614) 431-7882 or email safetypatrol@aaaohio.com.

 

Please note: additional information on programs or events is sent only to schools that have completed the enrollment form.

 

Participation in the AAA School Safety Patrol® program qualifies schools, students and advisors for several awards and grants. Please scroll down for more information.

At Your Post

Creating safe school environments empowered by student leaders has always been at the forefront of AAA’s commitment to our students. That’s why we developed a free self-guided digital educational resource for Staying Safe During COVID-19: A Guide to Physical Safety & Emotional Wellbeing.

To honor the hard work of AAA School Safety Patrol team members, ten $100 grants per year are awarded to AAA Safety Patrol teams at elementary schools within AAA Ohio Auto Club’s service area. Grants totaling over $7,000 have been provided to AAA Safety Patrol teams to use for special events, to purchase incentives, or for other activities.

 

Applications are sent to safety patrol advisors who have completed the AAA School Safety Patrol® enrollment form for the school year by the fall enrollment deadline.

 

Application for the 2021-2022 AAA School Safety Patrol $100 Grant Coming Soon.

AAA Ohio Auto Club helps former AAA School Safety Patrol members further their education after graduation through the AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Scholarship. Each year, $1,000 and $250 scholarships are presented to select high school seniors who once served as a safety patrol team member. Students in Ohio Auto Club territory may apply.

 

Information and application forms are sent to all public, private and parochial schools in Ohio Auto Club territory. Check with your high school guidance office to obtain the application form. Students must complete the application, including their academic record, safety patrol, experience, in-school and out-of-school activities and references, and a minimum 500-word essay.

 

The application must be signed by the guidance counselor or other school official and the applicant. Finalists will be chosen for a phone interview. Recipients are selected based on their academic performance, school/community service, the essay, and the interview. Finalists who are interviewed but do not receive the $1,000 scholarship will be awarded a $250 scholarship.

 

Scroll down to see our 2021 winners of the scholarship.

 

Check back in November for the 2021-2022 school year application.

AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame

The AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame recognizes patrol members who exemplify the spirit and purpose of the safety patrol program. Advisors are invited to nominate students to be considered for induction in the Hall of Fame. The nominated patrol members will be asked to answer four short answer essay questions.

 

Scroll down to see our 2021 Hall of Fame!


2021-2022 School Year Application Coming Soon.

AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year

The guiding force behind the AAA School Safety Patrol® program is the adult patrol advisor. Their commitment to youth, their ability to inspire and encourage children – and their patience – has long contributed to the continued success of the patrol program. Principals, teachers, parents and students are encouraged to nominate an advisor they feel deserves to be named the AAA School Safety Patrol Advisor of the Year.
 

Applications are sent to the principal at schools that have completed the AAA School Safety Patrol enrollment form for the current school year by the enrollment deadline.


2021-2022 School Year Application Coming Soon.

AAA School Safety Patrol National Lifesaving Award

Established in 1949, this is the highest award given to students involved in the program. Recipients are selected patrol members who, while on duty, have saved the life of a person or persons in imminent danger. The Lifesaving Award has been presented to over 400 patrollers.
 

If you know of a AAA School Safety Patrol student whom you feel qualifies for this prestigious award, please contact the AAA Ohio Auto Club Traffic Safety Department:
 

AAA Ohio Auto Club
ATTN: Kellie O’Riordan
90 E Wilson Bridge Road
Worthington, Ohio 43085
Phone: (614) 431-7882
Email: safetypatrol@aaaohio.com

2021 AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Scholarship Recipients

The AAA School Safety Patrol program has been protecting children going to and from school since 1920. As a thank you to these student volunteers, AAA Ohio Auto Club offers former AAA School Safety Patrol members scholarships to further their education after graduation. Each year, we present $1,000 and $250 scholarships to select high school seniors who once participated in the AAA School Safety Patrol. Students are selected through an application process (see The AAA School Safety Patrol $1,000 Scholarship section above).
 
AAA would like to congratulate this year’s scholarship recipients.
  • Lillian Hausman

    Lillian Hausman

    Medina High School, Medina
  • Callie Hribar

    Callie Hribar

    Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard
  • Emma Owen

    Emma Owen

    Monroe High School, Monroe
  • Emma Schueler

    Emma Schueler

    Upper Arlington High School, Upper Arlington
  • Kathryn Siebeneck

    Kathryn Siebeneck

    Kalida High School, Kalida

2021 AAA School Safety Patrol $250 Scholarship Recipients

  • Jessica Huckleberry

    Jessica Huckleberry

    Central Crossing High School, Grove City
  • Ryan Lucke

    Ryan Lucke

    Kalida High School, Kalida

AAA School Safety Patrol Hall of Fame Recipients 2021

Tonia Igunbor

Huber Ridge Elementary School, Westerville

Bella Alberty

Galion Intermediate School, Galion

Joseph Scrutchen

Dunloe Elementary School, Columbus

Josef Suver

Dunloe Elementary School, Columbus

Madilyn Smith

Northwestern Elementary School, West Salem

Hudson Woods

Sandy Valley Elementary School, Magnolia

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