Friday, April 30, 2010

Pre Prom Activities

There are so many fun and exciting activities that go on before Prom to make sure it's a great event: spirit week, hair appointments, nail appointments, picking up the tux, ordering flowers, assembling the perfect Prom play list, getting the right people at the right table, making sure the batteries in the camera are fully charged and many others.

This week, it has been the same for Example. 
There have been various activities that Example has sponsored to make sure students enjoy Prom, remember Prom, live through Prom and make God-pleasing decisions before, during and after Prom.
On Monday students pulled into the parking lot and saw a crashed car on display.  It's a visual reminder of what to avoid.  On the cars, were statistics that revealed the realistic dangers of drinking:  Each year 5,000 people under 21 die as a result of underage drinking.

There were also scripture passages that reminded students of God's plan for their lives and the source of real strength found in our Creator and Savior: 
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given him..." -James 1:5

"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." - I Corinthians 10:31

On Tuesday Frank M. Jones, III from Macomb Family Services, spoke to the health classes about the pressures, dangers, solutions and alternatives to alcohol and drug use.

...later that evening, Example hosted a town hall meeting discussing various issues of drug and alcohol use to nearly 200 parents and students.

Each day before chapel students explained why they were not drinking or using drugs at Prom.  It took a great deal of courage to stand in front of peers and explain why they care about making God-pleasing decisions, why they care about their bodies, and why they care about their friends.

On Thursday morning students blew up balloons and attached messages that reminded students to make God-pleasing decisions at Prom and every day of their lives.

...later that day the students attached the messages to every car in the parking lot.

All week students could read the explanations on the bulletin board that explained why people were choosing not to drink during Prom.
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an Example for the believers in speech, in life,
in love, in faith and in purity.
 - I Timothy 4:12