Project Graduation is an all-night, alcohol and drug-free lock-in social event for graduating seniors. On May 31, 2017, close to 500 seniors will graduate from Hays High School. The event will be held immediately following the graduation ceremony. This has been an annual event for the past 15 years and has been made possible only due to the generosity of parents, community members, and our supportive Hays County business community.
Underage drinking is a national crisis putting lives of millions of Americans at risk as well as the future of many of our youth. Unintentional alcohol related injury is the number one cause of death for 12-20 year olds. One of the most dangerous nights for our youth is graduation night. Imagine the pain and anguish of a serious accident on graduation night due to underage drinking. This milestone should be a time of celebration, reflection and “looking towards the future” for all seniors and their families. Hays Project Graduation has been a very effective way to keep our seniors and community safe on this momentous night. It is in this spirit that we continue the fundraising and planning for this annual event.
In order to make Hays Project Graduation successful, we will need your help. Below I’ve listed the many ways in which parents, our community members, and our Hays County business community can help. The next Project Graduation meeting is December 1, 2016 in the Hays HS cafeteria at 6:30 pm.
VOLUNTEER EVENTS Please encourage your "Senior Student" to volunteer in any of the slots. It's highly encouraged to have our high school students volunteer at these events. For instance, we receive donations for parking and if we have our students working these events, the give back is even greater.