Our Mission

to reduce teen fatalities and injuries from motor vehicle crashes by developing safe driving habits through education and positive reinforcement.


Operation Click is focused on saving teens lives by empowering students to embrace safe driving habits – working hand in hand with our community to make it happen.


Since 1998 Operation Click has been instrumental in formulating the driving behavior of teens. Partnering with community leaders, police departments, families and students, our organization is striving to compel teens to truly understand the perils of impaired and distracted driving. Operation Click is having a direct impact on our community, with over 10 years of positive results, and countless saved lives, teens in our community are safer drivers today than they’ve ever been… but there’s still more to do.

While Operation Click, by virtue of our name, is devoted to seatbelt use and safety, our initiative is wide and encompassing. We want our teens to learn today, right now, that not only are seat belts critical to safety, but distracted driving is a recipe for disaster. We work to save lives by using positive reinforcement. With a signed contract, and adherence to the rules – students have a chance to win a brand new car, graciously donated by our community dealerships and sponsors. Learn more about our program.

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Students win cars through Operation Click

By Gilbert R. Boucher II gboucher@dailyherald.com Zion-Benton High S 2013 Ford Fiesta du Kildeer on Tuesday.   Zion-Benton High School junior Ivette Enriquez, 17, nervously stood last in line as 12 students ahead of her put their keys into the ignition of a 2013 Ford Fiesta during the Operation Click awards ceremony Tuesday at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. When the student in front of her failed in his attempt to start the car, Enriquez stood in shock with the knowledge she had won. She stepped in the car and turned the key. The lights flashed, the engine came alive and the crowd cheered. Enriquez then quickly broke the good news to her mother and put the conversation on speaker phone for all to hear: “Mom, I won the car.” It was one of two cars Operation Click awarded Tuesday. Palatine High School senior Nancy Cabrera, 17, also won a car, a 2014 Chevrolet Spark, in the Hoffman Estates chapter. “I can’t believe it. I feel like I’m going to have a heart attack,” Cabrera said as she sat in her new car. “I feel like this is a dream and I don’t feel like it’s real.” Operation Click is a program to encourage safe driving for young drivers in 47 high schools in northern Illinois and Wisconsin. It is sponsored by AAA Chicago. Students who participate in the program sign a contract at the beginning of the school year, agreeing to drive safely and responsibly while behaving well in school in order to get a shot at winning a car. “We have been operating this program since 1998, and... read more

2 students win new cars as part of safety push

“… A total of 29 high school students held coveted keys in their hands on Wednesday, but only two would end up starting the new cars parked in front of the Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. Emina Mesic, a Palatine High School sophomore and Tanner Hermes, a senior from Grayslake Central High School, emerged as the lucky winners…..” – Daily Herald- Spril... read more