2019 Conference Dates
This year’s Springfield conference is scheduled for June 2-4, 2019. Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Tuesday evening.
This year’s Columbia conference is scheduled for July 21-23, 2019. Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon and leave on Tuesday evening.
This year’s Cape Girardeau conference is scheduled for July 25-27, 2019. Students will arrive on Thursday morning and leave on Saturday afternoon.
Each conference offers the same programming and overall experience. Teams should choose a conference best suited to their location.
“This was an excellent opportunity for our team. The kids loved it and we are prepared to act.” -Team Advisor
Costs & Registration Information
The registration fee is $100 per team. A team consists of 10-12 student members and two adult advisors. Registration is limited to the first ten teams.
Lodging, meals and conference materials are provided through the support of the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDot) Highway Safety and Traffic Division, Cape Girardeau Safe Communities and the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Teams are responsible for their own transportation expenses.
Teams of students and advisors will be selected by school administration and faculty from participating schools throughout Missouri. Applications must be endorsed by the school administrator and the student’s partent(s) or guardian.
“I had a great time. I’m really inspired to go back and make a difference. This is a great thing!” -Student Participant
The schedule includes general sessions, workshops, school team meetings, fun activities and entertainment. The conference is designed to be high-energy and provides activities for participants from early morning until late evening.
Most highly rated activites of the conference include:
- Victim Impact Testimonials
- Take Charge! Leadership Training Workshop
- Life-size Whale Building Session
- TRACTION Olympics
- Docudrama Workshop
TRACTION Program Coordinator
TRACTION Administrative Coordinator
Phone: 573-335-6621 X 1821
State Youth Coordinator
MoDOT – Highway Safety & Traffic