What schools are saying
In the 2016-2017 school year, 310 Missouri high schools signed up for this program. Here is what they thought of our program:
- 99% of contacts said the program raised awareness about underage drinking at their school.
- 95% of contacts said that the video kept students' attention.
Step 1: Register
Register your school online on our website. If you register today, the 2017-2018 video-based program will immediately become available to you online. You will receive a confirmation email after registering your school.
Step 2: Receive
After signing up on our website, the Safe and Sober program will immediately become available to you. The program is available for your school's use at any point during the spring semester. If you sign up for a school kit by mail, you will receive everything you need for the program. If you sign up for the program online, you will immediately be able to access the Safe and Sober video, online pledge card option and all additional resources that you may need to successfully implement the program.
At this point, you can decide what day you will plan your Safe and Sober program. Some schools opt to host their program around prom, but it is up to your school to determine the best time for your schedule. Some other great ideas may be including it during Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (Jan. 22-28) or April which is Alcohol Awareness Month. We just ask that you plan to host your program at some point before the end of the spring semester.
Step 3: Rally
Play the 2018 high school video presentation in an assembly or in individual classrooms. Just be sure that ALL students watch the video. After the presentation, pass out pledge cards and give each student the opportunity to sign one. Collect all of the signed pledge cards. You may also want to share your school's unique online profile page that will allow students to sign the pledge electronically using their phones or computers.
Feel free to make the program work best for your school. We encourage you to take advantage of the discussion and activity guides located online and in your school kit. These are designed to be used as a supplement to the Safe and Sober high school video.
Step 4: Report
Count all of the collected pledge cards, or see what students selected using your school website. A pledge counts if it has a valid signature at least one box checked. Report your school's pledge rate on our website, or by mailing in the pledge reporting card found in the School Kit you received in January. All high school pledge reports must be turned in by May 11, 2018.
Step 5: Reward
All participating high schools that complete the program and report pledge rates will be eligible to win cash prizes!