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    A Note to Carmel High Parents,  Family Members & the Community:

    Sober Grad Night is an annual parent sponsored event. It was developed by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in 1985 in response to the large majority of graduating seniors who were celebrating their completion of high school with unsupervised parties where alcohol/drugs were being consumed. The goal of the event is to provide a fun, safe, supervised and sober graduation celebration for all CHS graduating seniors. We know that our seniors will want to celebrate with their friends on the night of their graduation and we want to make that celebration spectacular…and safe. The event takes place on the night of graduation and lasts all night long.

    Graduation night is statistically the most dangerous night of a child's life! If even one alcohol-related accident is prevented by this alcohol free celebration, the extensive effort to plan and fund it will have been well worth it.

    Facts obtained from M.A.D.D. (Mother Against Drunk Driving)

    *More than 17,000 people are killed every year in alcohol related crashes. One person dies every thirty minutes. One person is injured nearly every minute.

    *2.6 million teenagers don't know that a person can die from an alcohol overdose. (CSAP, 1996)

    *During a typical weekend, one teenager dies each hour in a car crash. Nearly fifty percent of those crashes involved alcohol. (NHTSA, 1999)

    *Based on the latest mortality data available, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 20 years old.

    Help Plan the Event
    *Planning Meetings will be held monthly at CHS or another location TBD.                                                             *Contact CarmelHighSoberGrad@gmail.com if you'd like to attend.
    *Consider volunteering to Chair a Committee, be a member of a committee, offer your ideas, etc.                           *Just show up at any one or all of the meetings...we always could use your help!

    Requests for donations go out every year to local Carmel businesses. We also look to CHS families for donations as well. Consider making a donation to fund Sober Grad Night. We are a non-profit organization so donations are tax deductible.

    Send donations to:
    CHS Sober Grad Night (Padre Parents)
    PO Box 222780
    Carmel, CA 93922

    Tax ID#: 94-1725948
    Non-profit status 501(c)(3)

    Or go to the PayPal donation button on the donations page of this site.

Last Modified on February 11, 2022