Prosper ISD Press Release – February 15, 2019
Prom and graduation are two of the most memorable moments in a teenager’s life. Unfortunately for many, those nights turn into tragedy as a result of drunk driving. Statistics indicate that Texas drunk driving deaths tend to trend higher than the national average with roughly 4 people in Texas losing their lives daily as a result of a drunk driver. Roughly one-third of those killed or injured are 21 or younger.
To help combat drinking, and especially drunk driving, Prosper High School is partnering with the City of Prosper police, Prosper ISD police, Prosper Fire Department and other first responders to present the Shattered Dreams simulation. The program began in 1998 in Bexar County with the DWI Task Force Advisory Board as an expansion of the Chico County, California Every 15 Minutes program. The program recreates a drunk driving accident focusing on the severe and permanent ramifications of drinking and driving, both for those drinking and for many innocent victims. Students are able to see first hand the injuries, fear, and process that must happen with first responders in the event of such an accident. Since its inception, hundreds of school have participated and/or hosted a Shattered Dreams program.
Committed to the education, safety and well-being of our students, Prosper ISD has set the PISD Shattered Dreams program for March 26, 2019 at Prosper High School. The program will feature real life scenarios and reenactments using Prosper High School students who apply to be a part of the program. Planning and set up are well underway.