Prom Promise

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.
Submission Instructions: 

To Get Your Points:

  1. Complete the activity as described above.
  2. Take photos/video of students participating in the activity.
  3. Click "Submit Points."
  4. Fill out the online submission COMPLETELY
  5. Enter the name and email of the submitter  
  6. Upload your photos/video and a brief description of the activity (including the date of completion and any people pictured in the photo).
  7. Multiple individual classroom presentations or school assemblies will only be approved as one submission
  8. Schools must take new photos with and submit these pictures to earn points again for the current year. 
  9. 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!

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Questions? Contact Jackie Bain, SAFE Delaware County Coalition coordinator or 740-203-2083