With the academic year quickly coming to a close, plan now for graduation safety. Designated drivers are essential to every party. Supervised all-night graduation events offer safe alternatives to party-hopping. For students of legal drinking age,
please learn and practice safe drinking behaviors
. Communication between parents, administrators, and students can decrease potentially hazardous situations. If you are aware of unofficial graduation events involving alcohol at your school, advocate for change: encourage participation in official events, and
educate students on the signs of alcohol overdose
. Help ensure that every graduate makes happy memories to carry them into the next phase of their lives.