Project Graduation

PG 2017 Logo


When Spring rolls around, only one thing is on the minds of high school seniors across the country: GRADUATION! As a rite of passage, graduation night is a night to be proud, to celebrate achievements, and to look forward to the future. Unfortunately, it historically has also been one of the most deadly nights for teens.

The name “Project Graduation” was coined more than twenty years ago by planners in Maine, after a particularly deadly graduation season took its toll. Maine’s first Project Graduation was such a success that high schools throughout the U.S. adopted similar programs and “Project Graduation” became a generic name for chemical-free graduation parties that celebrate safety.

Project Graduation is a FREE all night party with their friends with free food, music, dancing, Monte Carlo games, caricatures, air brush tattoos, rock climbing, and much, much more!

Seniors will sign in from 11:00 pm – 12:30 am. Once admitted, NO departures will be allowed until 5:00 am. Parents will be notified if anyone who is registered does not check in. Security and supervision provided.

Registration forms will be mailed out, and MUST be completed and returned to Manual’s office by the deadline in order to attend.

Because this is a free event, DONATIONS and VOLUNTEERS are vital. The cost of this event is over $18,000, in addition to prizes. ALL Manual parents are encouraged to donate; remember, your student(s) will be participating before you know it. All monies raised will help pay for the event, and all donations will be acknowledged in the Manual e-Newsletter.

Suggested donation levels (make checks payable to duPont Manual Project Graduation and mail to: duPont Manual Project Graduation PTSA, 120 W. Lee Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40208).

____ Worried Parental Unit ($50 and under)

____ Fabulous Friend ($50 – $100)

____ Loving Supporter ($101 – $150)

____ Fairy Godparent ($151 – $200)

____ Guardian Angel ($201 – $250)

____ Beautiful Benefactor ($251 – $300)

____ Special Sponsor ($301 – $999)

____ Prestigious Patron ($1,000 and above)

Items that can be used for prizes and raffles are welcome, and appreciated, especially items that may be used for college. Examples include:

  • Small Electronics
  • Microwaves (dorm room sized)
  • iPods/iPads
  • Gift Cards
  • Televisions
  • DVD Players
  • Furniture
  • Room Decorations
  • Luggage

We also need MANY volunteers to make this event a success. Please email for more info about volunteering.

Thank you to our generous 2017 volunteers and contributors below:

Thomas and Donna Riedel Velvet Ice Cream
Nina Litvinova and Valeriy Klinberg  
Otis and Linda Brown  
Tom and Kim Koenig