Create an activity for students to make a “Prom promise” by involving them in committing to responsible behavior before, during and after your high school prom.
Prom Promise is a great way to create a sense of common purpose toward a safe prom night for your school.
Creating some positive peer pressure and a community dedicated to making safe and healthy decisions is an important strategy to prevent prom night tragedies or regrets.
To Complete the Activity:
There are plenty of ways to make a prom promise an integral part of the build up to your prom.
Here are a few:
- Involve parents in the student’s promise. Email parents with tips on how to support their teens safe behavior.
- Use seamless paper in your school or prom colors to cover a wall and have students sign the prom promise on the wall.
- Students write a personal message about why they’re signing or remembering someone they knew who was affected by a substance-related accident. Urge siblings and close friends to include promises to one another.
- Use red flat paper to cut out hearts or stars and have students sign the prom promise on them. Suspend the hearts from the ceiling in your hallway.
- Post notes from elementary students wishing teens a safe and happy prom.
- Provide a “selfie booth” and take photos of students making their promise. Friends can take photos together to demonstrate their promise to one another.
- Enter the names of students who sign the prom promise into a drawing for prizes such as discounted prom tickets, restaurant gift certificates, limo coupons or fun promotional items.
- Have a police officer, attorney, judge or victim, come in to talk to students about the consequences of irresponsible decisions on prom night.
- Hand out key tags to students who sign the prom promise. If students use the key tags it will become a visible reminder to all of the students who are pledged to making good decisions too.
To Get Your Points:
- Complete the activity as described above.
- Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
- Click "Submit Points."
- Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
- Enter the name and email of the submitter
- Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
- Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
- Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year.
- Points for all award levels will be counted instantaneously, but the Silver Award will not be granted until a participating school has earned the Bronze Award!
Share photos and video to school social media sites
Questions? Contact Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator jbain@DelawareHealth.org or 740-203-2083