What began as a small, boys-only initiative in 1920, is proudly celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2020. With over 675,000 patrollers—including boys and girls—in 35,000 schools, the AAA School Safety Patrol is the world’s largest school-based safety program — instilling lessons of good citizenship, leadership and responsibility. Today, these young leaders dedicate their time before and after school each day, working with teachers, supervisors, adult crossing guards and law enforcement to ensure the safety of their classmates.
Past patrollers have grown up to be U.S. presidents or vice presidents (Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden), astronauts, governors, members of Congress and Supreme Court justices (William Brennan, Stephen Breyer, Warren Burger, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas) as well as Olympic-Gold medalists (Lynette Woodard and Edwin Moses). Many patrollers also now serve as educators, executives, physicians and other community leaders throughout the nation.