Safe Sober Prom Night has been using positive peer pressure to encourage high school students to make smart choices for 26 years. David Daggett, co-founder, says he now meets students whose parents participated in Safe Sober Prom Night when he helped start it in 1991!
Each year, Safe Sober Prom Night is pleased to bring a nationally renowned speaker to the Triad to connect with students at ten local high schools. This year, Jeremy Bates, a.k.a. “the Hope Dealer” will join David Daggett and Griff Shuler of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law.
This is Jeremy’s second year with the program. Last year, we have received an overwhelming response from students, teachers, and administrators telling us how much hope and wisdom Jeremy was able to impart to the students in his time with Safe Sober Prom Night.” Griff Shuler shared. “We are thrilled to have him back in 2016!”
Perhaps the most well-known event of the Safe Sober Prom Night Program is Pledge Day at each of the 47 participating high schools. David Daggett, Griff Shuler, and volunteers from the staff at Daggett Shuler Law, visit each school personally before prom to have the students sign a pledge card promising to stay safe and sober on prom night. Each student who signs a pledge card receives a t-shirt bearing the winning design, proclaiming their commitment to being safe and sober to their peers.
“When the program started 26 years ago I had to coax the students to the table to sign the pledge card and get a t-shirt,” Daggett told us. “Many kids in the early 1990’s would stuff their t-shirts in their backpacks. Now when we arrive at the schools the kids are so eager and enthusiastic about the pledge. Most will put their t-shirt on right when they receive it, and wear it like a badge of honor for the rest of the day!” David Daggett
Over the past 26 years, over 500,000 students have signed the Safe Sober “Do it Right!” pledge with many more to join them this prom season.
“We are so proud of the young people of this community,” David Daggett shared. “They are the best and brightest of their generation. Safe Sober Prom Night is our way of wrapping our arms of support around these teens to help put them, and keep them, on the right path.”
Stay tuned to our Blog for more information about upcoming visits to local high schools, fun photos, and much more!
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