Region – Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr. is inviting local schools to apply for mini-grants to support post-prom and post-graduation events in an effort to keep students safe and prevent drunken driving crashes.
These events, organized and overseen by adults, offer safe drug- and alcohol-free alternatives to high-risk activities that often follow end-of-the-year celebrations for high school students.
In the past, Early has supported local post-prom and post-graduation events at high schools across the county through his drug forfeiture funding. This year, Early’s office is offering mini-grants thanks to the support of the Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance Drunk Driving Trust Fund.
“I’ve been proud to support events like this in the past to help keep our kids safe,” Early said. “This time of year is supposed to be a celebration for students and their families, but too often we see tragedies. We’re hoping these grants will assist more schools in offering this safe option for students.”
Schools can apply for these grants to either support existing events or to assist in establishing new events. Applications for funding requests are due by Monday, Feb. 11.
To request a grant application, schools should contact Ellen Miller at [email protected].