The spirit of Grad Night has spread throughout the United States. Grad Nights are provided by a committed group of parents joining together with other community members to give their high school graduates a safe, sober, and spectacular graduation celebration.
The two highest risk nights for High school students are Prom and Graduation nights. Peer pressure is highest on these two nights.
The philosophy and ideals behind the Grad Night movement are interlinked with providing an event that is safe, sober, and spectacularly fun. More than “just a party,” Grad Night is a commitment by parents, school and the community to conduct a great, “once in a lifetime” celebration. Grad Night is a unique and spectacular celebration that is alcohol and drug free. It builds a spirit of togetherness among the graduates as they celebrate with old friends for one last time. A sense of community is developed as everyone works to keep the graduates entertained and safe on potentially the most dangerous night of their lives.
Grad Night celebrations are succeeding because of the commitment of the parents, the backing of school and local governments, and the generous support of the communities. The graduates like celebrating all night with their friends and, at many schools; this has become the way to celebrate this special occasion.