Unique in its design and powerful in its impact, "Shattered Dreams" is an educational experience that reminds us all of the dangers associated with underage drinking and driving. It reminds us that too many young lives have already been lost and countless others severely impaired because of the tragic consequences of underage drinking and when drinking is combined with driving…" [Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission] This program targets high school students and involves the dramatization of an alcohol-related crash on or near a high school campus, complete with police and EMS and fire response, family notifications, and the arrest and booking of the "driver." The crash scene drama is played out before the student body during a school day. Throughout the day the rest of the "drama" is played out by having a "Grim Reaper" remove students on a 15-minute basis to be returned to class in black shirts and "white face" to symbolize death. Their presence is then a reminder of what the student body has "lost."
On March 10th and 11th, this program will be presented at San Saba High School. It is being developed through the Office of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Volunteer Fire Department, Volunteer E.M.S., City Police Department, and County Sheriff’s Office, San Saba High School and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America [FCCLA], and their sponsors of the High School. On the 10th, the above events will unfold and then on the 11th there will be a "Closing Assembly" to complete the entire sequence.
Certain students have agreed to participate in this program but for the rest of the school, they will possibly see things that even while it is a "mock" program, could still seem to be graphic. If you believe that you need to have more information, please contact Marsha Hardy at 372-8570 and set up a time to ask your questions or voice your concerns.
There are many organizations, groups and individuals who have offered their time and their support and so can you! Can you donate your time for 2 days out of the year or, if not your time, can you donate funds to help make this program work?!?! If you can, please contact Marsha Hardy at the Office of Emergency Management at 372-8570…no amount of help will be turned down. There are many of you looking for some way to make a difference in your own community – here is a way!
SHATTERED DREAMS is about drinking and driving - and living and dying. Can this program make a difference in our community? Can we afford not to try?