Frequently Asked Questions

How does the program work?

Both the middle/junior high and high school program uses a short video presentation that can be shown in an assembly or in individual classrooms. The video content is new to the students each year, and offers students a realistic perspective of the tragic effectives of drinking. After the video, each student will receive a pledge card which asks them to make a commitment to remain safe and sober. Once the pledges are collected, the results are reported on the Safe and Sober website.

What does it cost?

NOTHING! Thanks to support from generous sponsors and a Missouri Department of Transportation grant, this program is offered free to all Missouri middle, junior high or high schools that register for it.

When can my school use the program?

The middle/junior high school program is available for use in the fall semester after October 1. Many middle/junior high schools choose to use the materials for Red Ribbon Week which is October 23-31. Pledge numbers are due from all registered middle/junior high schools by the end of the fall semester.

The high school program is available for use at any point during the spring semester after January 15. We ask that you use the materials and report back your final pledge numbers by May 10, 2017 so that we know how the materials are being used.

How do I make the Safe and Sober program the best that it can be?

Many schools partner the Safe and Sober with existing safety-related assemblies, dramatizations or special events to reinforce the message of safety and sobriety. We also recommend that you take advantage of the discussion guide provided with the program, and allow students to play an active role in program implementation.

Who do I contact if I have any more questions?

If you have any questions about the Safe and Sober program, please contact Mackenzie Hernandez at 417-631-4009 or at

Our Sponsors

Missouri Safe and Sober is made possible through the financial support of the following: