Through generous grants provide by the California Highway Patrol and the State of California, SMCHS is proud to bring the Every 15 Minutes program to campus every other school year. The Every 15 Minutes program returns this school year on April 24-25, 2017.
The Every 15 Minutes Program offers real-life experience without the real-life risks. This emotionally charged program, entitled Every 15 Minutes, is an event designed to dramatically instill teenagers with the potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol and texting while driving. This powerful program will challenge students to think about drinking, texting while driving, personal safety, and the responsibility of making mature decisions when lives are involved.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently reported that 12,998 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2007. This represents a 3.7 percent decline in drunk driving fatalities from 2006.*