Brazosport Prom Promise Event Week
Every spring most high schools hold a prom dance for their students to enjoy and remember; however with the prom dance come concerns about the use of alcohol and possible tragedy.
Brazosport PALS has worked with BACODA the last 3 years to hold a Prom Promise week for the juniors and seniors. “Prom Promise is a program that brings awareness to juniors and seniors about the importance of being safe on Prom night,” David Alexander, Brazosport Prom Promise organizer said. “Our goal in the group is to show young men and women that you can have fun on prom night while being safe because we all want to see them at school on Monday instead of them becoming a statistic.”
The experience begins the Monday before Saturday’s prom with activities planned every day of the week leading up to the big event. Plans for the week include signs around the campus with the “Don’t Drink and Drive” message, daily announcements, a large poster during lunch with the Prom Promise for students to sign pledging not to drink and drive, and Danielle Meyer of BACODA speaking to the student Friday discussing the legalities of drinking and driving and the problems associated with teenage drinking.
Here are a few interesting facts about drinking and prom night:
For more helpful information for parents the website www.powertotheparent.org is excellent.
Thanks goes to the PALS, Amanda Thiede, PALS sponsor, and Tonya Heard, BISD Prevention Coordinator for working so hard to make the Brazosport Prom an enjoyable, memorable experience.
- 90% of teens believe their peers are more likely to drink and drive on prom night.
- Only 29% of teens believe that driving on prom night comes with a high degree of danger.
- 54% of students drink more than 4 drinks on prom night.
- 22% of teens are more likely to ride in a car with someone impaired instead of calling home for a ride.
- 84% of teens are more likely to drink and drive than to call home (in fear of getting in trouble with parents.)
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