2016 Annual Teen Leadership Conference

The NSSP Annual Teen Leadership Conference brings together student delegates from across the nation. ADTSEA, through the office of the Chief Executive Officer, reserves the right to close conference registration when the quota for attendance has been reached. A student must be currently enrolled in a high school or college program to be qualified as a conference delegate.



2016 NSSP Conference 

July 15th - 18th, 2016
Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach
Portland, Oregon


Registration Form



Keynote Speaker – Kerrie Warne, TyREDD
Saturday, July 16, 2015

At 2:50 p.m. on March 19, 2010, Tyler Jacob Warne, 18, of Ballwin, Missouri. was killed when the car he was driving drove off I-255 near Collinsville, down an embankment, rolling four to five times until it hit a tree and stopped. Tyler and his passenger were both thrown from the car. Tyler was pronounced dead at the scene.  The cause of the crash was drowsy driving.

Kerrie Warne, Tyler's mother, and Matt Uhles, Director of Operations with the Clayton Sleep Institute, work together in providing education on the dangers of drowsy driving.  On a mission to raise awareness and education to prevent the loss of others, Mrs. Warne established TyREDD, a non-profit organization, to speak to audiences across the nation about this problem that can be just as deadly as impaired driving.


“Respect the Journey”

Traffic Safety is where it all began.  He speaks with incredible passion and has a unique style of presenting which captures audiences of all ages. We all face adversity from time to time and to fool us, it often comes in many different shapes and sizes. How will you notice it? What will it feel like? What has it caused you to do? Are you having thoughts of giving up? Do you want to triumph? Tyler can answer all of these questions with confidence.

Tyler survived a crash and suffered traumatic Brain Injury that he continues to deal with into the present day.  Since the age of fourteen he has undergone 22 operations and has permanent injuries form the top of my head to the bottom of my feet which will always be painful reminders of the accident that forever changed his life.
Tyler wishes to communicate the need for respect and love to everyone he comes across, and to shine a light on the needless and senseless nature of these all to common and tragic events.
Respect for driving and common courtesy on the road shows that you care not only about your life, but also for the lives of the innocent people around you.

Tyler Presnell has dedicated his life and made it his mission to educate the public on the epidemic of disrespectful driving and its tragic consequences. This passion has led to the start-up of the Tyler Presnell Foundation, a non-profit organization with a goal of prevention through education and awareness.  The Foundation is not only dedicated to education and awareness, but also committed to rewarding the actions of individuals who make a difference in combating this horrific trend on our streets and highways.


Student Workshop - “Every 32 Minutes” – Alec Dodge, Shelton High School SADD Chapter, WA

The “Every 32 Minutes” program at Shelton High School offers a real-life experience without the real-life risks.  This emotionally charged program was designed to drastically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving.  This program also had a great impact on the community through the use of the news media and collaboration with many groups that deal with public safety, such as law enforcement agents.  They partnered with the school administration and made a commitment to have this program at school.


Student Workshop – “Creating Safer Drivers Through Peer-to-Peer” – Ashley Clarke and Amber Crisp, Students Against Violence Every Where and PittCo Teen Safe Drivers, NC

The Students Against Violence Everywhere and PittCo Teen Safe Drivers student group at Farmville Central High School is a role model for peer-to-peer teen safe driving education in North Carolina.  The students have been encouraging their peers to drive and ride safely since 2014.   Student leaders will share a brief history of teen driving in their community, including the great impact of the deaths of their peers due to motor vehicle crashes.  Details and pictures of events they have helped to coordinate in their school, including monthly seat belt observations and prom safety events will be shown.  Tips for safe driving and recommendations on how the participants can implement safe driving activities at their schools will also be discussed.  This workshop will conclude with an interactive teen safe driving activity.



2016 Agenda with information about Workshops, Agenda, ect.

Click here to read our Agenda.







NSSP recognizes outstanding student organizations/schools, projects, and individuals at an Awards Program held at the Annual NSSP Teen Leadership Training Conference conducted every summer.  There are four award categories.  Chapter members may enter one nominee per category. 

Click here for the Awards Program.




Established by the National Education Association in 1956, NSSP has proven to be successful to thousands of teen leaders and helped to empower them to make changes in their schools and communities. These thousands of teen leaders have touched millions of lives over the past 53 years. NSSP is student driven and student led. Today NSSP is housed as the youth program of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), a non-profit organization. For more information, contact ADTSEA .