$1,000 Grant Award – Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, IA
Mount Vernon High School’s Post Prom is a true success story. It began after concerned mothers came together in 1985 to develop a program for drug use prevention. The founders worked to convince administrators of the need for such programming and created Community Action for Youth, which continues each year through the work of parents who organize Post Prom. With 95% of juniors and seniors attending, Post Prom has a strong reputation as a fun substance-free celebration. The overnight event features prizes for everyone, a hypnotist, a variety of games and contests, a video booth, and refreshments.