Contact: Jennifer Wright
Phone: (915) 790-4340
Date: April 12, 2018
El Paso – Twenty schools in the El Paso District have a head start on providing a safe celebration for their graduating seniors. The schools, in Brewster and El Paso counties, received Project Celebration awards.
Project Celebration is a combination of education and lock-in events conducted by educators, parents and community partners to help keep students safe and alcohol-free throughout the school year and especially during school-related celebrations.
Annually, TxDOT awards mini-grants ("seed money") to help school officials, parents and community partners sponsor Project Celebration education activities and lock-in events. The mini-grants, each $700, can be used to cover expenses such as printing, materials, postage, supplies and room rental.
The goal is to reduce the number of injuries and deaths caused by impaired driving. TxDOT traffic data shows traffic crashes, half of which involve alcohol and other drugs, are a leading cause of death and serious injury for young people (ages 15-19).
The complete list of recipients is below:
Find more information on Project Celebration.
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