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RAD PROGRAM

Real Alternatives to Drugs and Drinking

What is RAD?

 
RAD events are put on by students, for students, and are a way for high school students to have fun on Friday nights. By offering an alternative to parties, RAD keeps students safe while still providing them with the social events they enjoy.

RAD is a program that was started by Palmer Ridge student Brandon Pappas to change the culture of drugs and drinking that is pervasive in many high schools across the country.

The program currently has chapters at Palmer Ridge High School and Lewis-Palmer High School.

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When and where are RAD events?

 
RAD events take place from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights at the Young Life Teen Center in the Tri-Lakes YMCA or at the Monument Ice Rinks.

All events are free and open to all high schoolers with a valid ID. 

 

 

2018 Schedule

Please note if there is a snow day in D38, there will not be a RAD night at the Y.

Activities at these events include indoor soccer and volleyball, basketball, ping-pong, foosball, cornhole, board games, video games and more. See the schedule below for special activities!

November 30
Open Gym & Mario Kart

December 7
Gingerbread Houses, Movie & Ornament Decor

December 14
Hot Cocoa & Canvas - Ugly Christmas Sweater

December 21, December 28 & January 4
NO RAD - Enjoy your winter break and see you on January 11!

 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 
Each week RAD welcomes between 200 - 500 teens into our Teen Center, where we provide light snacks and activities for the teens. Join us on a Friday night or donate a snack or two. These kids are hungry!

What does a RAD Volunteer do?

A Rad Volunteer provides adult supervision with a twist - they have fun and build relationships while ensuring all youth are safe. Some examples of tasks you may do while volunteering are warming up and serving snacks, welcoming and signing in youth when they arrive, supervising different activities in the gyms, outside or upstairs in the LOFT, assisting with set up and clean up, checking the parking lot and more!

What does a RAD Volunteer need?

As a Rad Volunteer, you must have a great attitude, a heart for our community's youth, a warm coat (if it's cold outside), comfy shoes, the ability to stay up late every once in a while (we will provide the coffee)!

If you wish to be a part of the #MonumentalDifference we are making in our community, donate time or treats to the RAD program!

For more information, please contact Sara Rodriguez at [email protected]!
 


 
Thank you to all who attended, volunteered at and donated to the 2018 Tri-Lakes Celebration. All proceeds from this event go toward funding the RAD program!

2018 TLC CELEBRATION PHOTOS

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