After-prom Representatives play an important role in pushing out preventative messages to students and the community. We encourage you to use the following messages and memes as much as possible and to work with your school’s principal and parent-teacher organizations to share as many messages as possible leading up to your school’s prom.

Some ideas for incorporating the messages and memes include: morning announcements, school-wide televisions and monitors, school website, school social media sites, school newsletter, PTA meeting announcements and social media pages, posters and flyers. We ask that you please use the hashtags #apgf2018 #makingmemories #stayingsafe when you share the messages/memes so we can keep the messages consistent across all the many school districts and forms of media.

Parent Messages about Alcohol
  • There are many dangers associated with underage drinking.
  • Encourage your teen to attend and stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party. It could save their lives!
  • Communicate with other parents about their expectations for prom.
  • Stay up until your teens are home.
  • 54% of teenage motor vehicle fatalities occurred on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
  • 1 in 5 high school seniors report binge drinking (4 or more drinks in a row).
  • In 2017, 56% of high school-aged students in the Roanoke Valley reported they have drank alcohol and 33% reported they’d had at least 1 drink of alcohol in the past 30 days.
  • Help your teen remember a wonderful night – set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations.
  • Join the majority of parents who set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations for prom night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parent Messages about Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse
  • Are your house rules their house rules?
  • What’s in your medicine cabinet and who has access to it?
  • They know how you feel but do they know what you mean? Set Clear Rules.
  • No matter a person’s age, using prescription opioids like Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Vicodin and other pain relievers can easily lead to addiction.
  • Encourage your teen to attend and stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party.
  • Help your teen remember a wonderful night – set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations.
  • Join the majority of parents who set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations for prom night.

 

 

 

 

Parent Messages about Marijuana Use
  • Parents, have you talked to your children about the risks associated with marijuana use?
  • Parents, have you told your kids that marijuana use can cause memory problems and make school harder?
  • Do you know the marijuana risks for your child?
  • Encourage your teen to attend and stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party.
  • Help your teen remember a wonderful night – set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations.
  • Join the majority of parents who set clear “no substance use” rules and expectations for prom night.

 

 

 

 

Memes about After Prom Grand Finale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAYSAC will be sharing messages and memes on our social media accounts. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you can view our posts.  This will be especially helpful if you aren’t sure how often post on social media because all you have to do is share or re-tweet what we write/post when you see it on your newsfeed.