Our school has been part of Irvine since the mid 1970’s. Years ago, a local couple made the decision to host an all night graduation party for their son and his friends. Their son’s party was both drug and alcohol free, keeping 200 teenagers out of harm’s way (as well as the community at large). It was such a success, that each year since, “Safe and Sober Grad Night” has been part of Irvine’s graduation celebration.
Graduation creates an emotionally charged day and an even more electrifying evening that holds the promise of many celebration parties. National statistics indicate that more teenage alcohol-related accidents and fatalities occur on high school graduation night than any other time of the year. For fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3:00 am, 77% involved alcohol. Safe and Sober Grad Night provides a supervised, safe environment for the graduating seniors to celebrate. At Safe and Sober Grad Night the graduates can have “the time of their lives” without risking their lives. By providing a Safe and Sober Grad Night, we can greatly reduce the risk of harm to the graduates, and the community at large – on a night when that risk is unusually high.
We need your help to make this evening a success. Since we want all students to participate in Grad Night, the price we charge does not cover all of the expenses incurred to make this night memorable. If you would like to team up with us by donating a gift card, tangible item to be given away as a door prize, or a cash/in-kind donation to help defray the cost of the event, please contact Susan Lyons <email@example.com>. Any contributions you make will be greatly appreciated. As parents and members of the community, our wish is to keep us all safe on graduation night. An event this size requires many resources. Thank you for your consideration and support! If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Betsy Dadah at firstname.lastname@example.org