The 2017, 15th annual
Project Graduation Business Breakfast is held with the intention of getting
people and business large and small interested in helping and donating
to the cause.
Project Graduation, which was spearheaded by Oro Valley Council woman
Mary Snider, is an event that is held each year, at each high school the
night of graduation. The intention of the event is to give the students
one last night together in a fun and safe environment.
During this breakfast, numerous former students, school and public officials
speak about why they feel project graduation is so important.
In 2013, one of those was Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, who is especially
close to the project, seeing as his son was graduating high school in
2014. He spoke during the event not as a mayor, but “as the most
important role in my life – as a father.”
Each year, parents, teachers, staff, and the businesses in the community
come together to create the exciting and drug- and alcohol-free evening.
Ticket sales for the events cover about half of the expenses for the Grad
Night events. Project Graduation asks businesses large and small each
year to partner with them to ensure the continuation of this program.
Lauren Dobbin, who is a senior at Canyon Del Oro High School, wrote an
article for Bear Essential News for Kids while she attended Copper Creek
Elementary School. The article explained why she felt it was an important
element to the community and also how she was personally looking forward
to attending once she became a senior.
“I cannot tell you how excited I am to be a senior and to finally
experience Project Graduation. I can’t wait to see the surprises
the parents have been planning for us all year"
Canyon Del Oro: Susan Leader
Ironwood Ridge: Joyce Contrades
Project Graduation Business Breakfast is held & hosted by:
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
at 8:00 AM