Project Graduation began here in Maine in 1980 after Oxford Hills Comprehensive School lost seven of their students in a string of accidents due to drinking and driving during the commencement season. Since then, it has become a rite of passage for many high schools across the country. Parents, schools and communities make a commitment to offer an alcohol and drug-free night of entertainment as an alternative to the student run, post-graduation parties. Volunteers put many hours of time and energy into planning a night of fun, food, and activities to keep kids safe.
Project Graduation is funded solely by parents and community sponsors. We are asking for $100.00 from each family to help cover costs. Participating in Project Graduation is voluntary, but there has been 98% participation in years past and we hope to continue the trend. If you have difficulty paying this amount, please contact Scott Buchanan (Sbuchanan1@gmail.com).
We have scholarship money available and it will be completely confidential. If you are able to pay more than $100, please consider a contribution to the scholarship fund for others.
About Project Graduation
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Admiral: $2,500 and above
First Mate: $500 - $999
Bayview Dental Associates
Dirigo Pediatric Dentistry
Steward: $250 - $499
Baysquare Assisted Living
Clayton's Cafe & Bakery
Corey + Then Periodontics
Cowles Studio Landscape Architecture
Cumberland County Federal
Hallett, Whipple & Weyrens
Michele Shems DMD Specialist in Orthodontics
Bo’sun: Up to $249
Bath Savings Institution
Northeast Medical Practice Consultants
Rosemont Market & Bakery
Tove Hair Salon
Wednesday 4/1 - PG sign up deadline
Saturday 5/16 - Prom
Friday 5/29 - Last Day of Classes
Monday 6/1 - Class Picnic
Tuesday 6/2 - Marching Practice
Wednesday 6/3 - Marching Practice
7:30pm - Convocation @ First Parish Church
7:45am - Senior Awards Assembly @ YPAC
1:00pm - Graduation
6:00pm - Project Graduation Buses leave
We need your help! Chaperones, photographers, venue organizers, set up/clean up, and the amazing all night volunteers.
Option 1: Pay Online:
Option 2: Pay by Check
Send a $100 check payable to Yarmouth Project Graduation with student name in memo line, to:
Yarmouth High School
286 West Elm St
Yarmouth, Maine 04096