What is Project Graduation?

Plainville High School/YMCA Project Graduation 2019 is an all-night drug and alcohol-free celebration held at the Wheeler YMCA for PHS Seniors on graduation night. It is the last event that your child will spend together with all of the graduating peers before they head off to post graduate endeavors.

Planning this exciting event takes lots of volunteers (adults and students) to make this night a success. It’s a fun-filled night for the seniors that is full of fun activities and entertainment, including casino room, caricaturist, hypnotist, game show mania, inflatables and much much more. We raffle over $5,000 in prizes throughout the night and award $1,000 grand prize to one lucky senior, chosen at the end of the night. Our Project Grad committee organizes events and fundraisers all year long to fund this great event which costs approximately $20,000.

We ask for you, and your student, to consider donating your time in support of this graduation party. You can give as little or as much time as you can. You can attend our monthly meetings, organize and participate in our fundraisers and events, join the food and/or decorating committees, volunteer the night of the party, and much more. Any time that you can give would be greatly appreciated. There’s something for everyone, so please consider joining us to help make this year’s event exciting and safe for our graduates. It is especially important for senior parents to take part in Project Grad because the party is held for your children but equally important for underclassman parents to attend as well so they know what to expect for their children’s party when they graduate, in the next few years to come.

Please pass the word on to anyone you think would be interested in volunteering. If you can’t make the meetings but still want to get involved, please contact Christine at 860-869-3209 or avon_christine@yahoo.com or Stevie at iamstevie@hotmail.com. We will add you to our distribution list to keep you informed of our planned events. Our monthly meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month, at 7pm, at the YMCA. Hope to see you all at our events.

Upcoming Events for Your Family to Get Involved In:

(dates and activities subject to change)

January: 7pm meeting 1/9 @ YMCA, Comedy Night, Clothing Drive, Zumbathon, Spirit Wear sales

February: 7pm meeting 2/6 @ YMCA, Edible Arrangements, Dodgeball, Clothing Drive, Decorating Committee, Spirit Wear Sales

March: 7pm meeting 3/6 @ YMCA, Mr. PHS/Bake Sale, Paint Night, Clothing Drive, Decorating Committee, Spirit Wear Sales

April: 7pm meeting 4/3 @ YMCA, Flamingo Flocking, Clothing Drive, Spirit Wear sales, Food, Decorating & Volunteer Committees

May: 7pm meeting 5/1 @ YMCA, Flamingo Flocking, Laughter Yoga, Casino Bus Trip, Clothing Drive, Spirit Wear sales, Food, Decorating, Volunteer & Casino Committees

June: 7pm meeting 6/5 @ YMCA, Food, Decorating & Volunteer Committees, Project Grad Night (tentatively 6/13)

Project Graduation 2018-19 Contacts:
Christine Millette, Co-Chair   avon_christine@yahoo.com
Stevie Centurelli, Co-Chair   iamstevie@hotmail.com