The James Volpe Foundation is proud to have worked with the Jackson School District and member of Students Against Destructive Decisions to make this driving simulator available in
Jackson. We believe this will help ensure the safety of our future generations. The project was spearheaded by student Justin Volpe, now a freshman at Bucknell University, whose brother, James, died as a passenger in a 2011 crash that the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office determined to be speed-related.
The Volpe family started the James Volpe Foundation in James’s memory, which provides financial support for exemplary students and athletes.
“This foundation was started because of an automobile accident. If this can save one kid’s life, it will fit our mission 100 percent,” said Volpe Foundation treasurer Chris Russo, a Jackson Memorial alum. “Obviously, it’s completely different from driving a real car, but it gives you a sense of what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong, so you know what the differences are.”
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