Project Graduation organizers are looking for volunteers to make the event a success this year.
Angela Reynolds is the Project Coordinator for the Drug Free Communities Group. Reynolds said the all-night lock-in event on May 14th at the East Hills Mall for graduating seniors in the St. Joseph School District area offers games, prizes, food and a safe place for seniors to celebrate.
“It’s always important to try to encourage the kids to celebrate substance free,” Reynolds said. “If we know we can save one person from drinking and driving and getting in an accident and having a serious injury or a fatality I think it’s worth anybody’s time.”
Reynolds said they’re encouraging parents of graduating seniors to volunteer and they are also looking for donations to help fund the event.
The next planning meeting for Project Graduation takes place at 6 p.m. on March 8th at the Youth Alliance office at 5223 Mitchell Avenue.
For more information, contact St. Joseph Youth Alliance at (816) 232-0050.