Support Class of 2017's Project Graduation through donations, volunteerism
For more than 20 years, Broken Arrow High School’s (BAHS) Project Graduation has given graduating seniors a way to celebrate their achievement with classmates in a supervised, fun and safe environment. This all-night “lock-in” party in the BAHS main lobby will bring the Class of 2017 together for one last hoorah following this year’s commencement ceremony on May 15.
“We continuously strive for 100% literacy, engagement and graduation, and after our students walk across the stage and achieve the final goal, we want to provide them with a safe venue in which to celebrate with each other,” Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “At Project Graduation, our seniors will enjoy food, activities and an opportunity to fellowship with their classmates one last time before embarking on a new journey.”
Nationwide, prom and graduation nights are statistically the most fatal for high school students. Project Graduation offers each and every graduating senior a safe place to experience their achievement, and Broken Arrow families may take comfort knowing that their children remain safe while celebrating.
2017 COLABASH (Committee on Life at Broken Arrow High School) leaders are learning how to fundraise, network, negotiate, budget and facilitate an event on a larger scale.
“They are now in the process of raising funds, securing contracts with vendors, scheduling facilities, solidifying food options, developing programming, and securing and organizing volunteers,” Jedamski said. “These are skills that will serve them well past their high school years. They have really taken pride in making this event their own for themselves and their classmates.”
Senior Catie Wilson is excited about helping plan this year’s event.
"It is incredibly rewarding to attend a school that is able to put on such an exciting celebration for the graduated seniors by creating a safe and super memorable environment," Wilson said. "The students, including me, enjoy being able to participate in an event that keeps our classmates safe during our final hours together as a group!”
How You Can Help!
While graduation marks the end of students’ high school career, it also marks the beginning of their journey beyond BA. It is cause for great celebration, and since 1990, Broken Arrow Public Schools has partnered with organizations and businesses throughout the community to honor the Class of 2017 with one last celebration together – Project Graduation.
Become a project Graduation sponsor and receive visibility at the graduation ceremony on Monday, May 15, 2017, and at Project Graduation later that evening. You can also become involved as a volunteer or donate items for the event such as food, drinks or prizes.
SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AND/OR DONATE ITEMS/PRIZES
Once you have submitted the online form, a member of the BAHS Project Graduation Steering Committee will contact you to schedule your volunteer shift.
For more information, please contact BAHS Director of Student Life and Activities Jason Jedamski at email@example.com or by calling the Student Activities Office at to 918-259-4310.