After Prom Grand Finale
Volunteers are needed Sunday 6/02/19 from 2:00-4:30!
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Mission Statement

The After Prom Grand Finale event takes place at the end of the school year and is an additional incentive for students to stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party. In all of the years of the After Prom Grand Finale event, NONE of the participating schools have experienced the tragedy of a drug or alcohol-related accident on prom night.


What is the After Prom Grand Finale event?

The After Prom Grand Finale event is not an after-prom party at all.  It’s an event at the end of the school year celebrating high school Juniors and Seniors across Southwest Virginia who make the safe choice to stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party.  The Grand Prize car donated by First Team Auto in Roanoke, is an additional incentive for students to stay until the end of their school’s after-prom party. The 31st annual After Prom Grand Finale event will take place on Sunday, June 2nd, at 3:00pm at the Salem Civic Center.


How old is the After Prom Grand Finale event?

The After Prom Grand Finale event was started by the Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) in 1989 to entice area teens to attend and stay until the end of their school’s after-prom parties. By staying until the end of their after-prom party, students could qualify to attend the event and win a brand new car. First Team Auto Mall has been donating a brand new car as the Grand Prize ever since the first event.

In 2019, the Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Advisory Board took over ownership of the After Prom Grand Finale event.  The YOVASO Advisory Board, with its 18-year history of working to keep teen drivers safe on the roads, has supported this event for many years and is the perfect entity to carry the torch of After Prom Grand Finale.  The YOVASO Advisory Board will work with First Team Auto, Virginia First and K92 to facilitate the 31st annual After Prom Grand Finale event.


Why should my school participate in the After Prom Grand Finale event?

The After Prom Grand Finale event is important to participating high schools because students can only qualify if they stay at their school’s after-prom party until the end, which for most schools is 3:00am.  The schools and community organizations work hard to keep the students entertained and engaged, but without the incentive to stay until the end, students might leave their after-prom party early because, in the mind of a teen, the night is still young at 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning. If they leave their after-prom party early, they are still at risk for not arriving home safe. 

Prom is one of the most exciting nights for teenagers, but it’s also one of the most dangerous. Participation in the After Prom Grand Finale saves lives. In 2019, over 5,251 students from 40 high schools across Southwest Virginia stayed until the end of their school’s after-prom party. That is over 5,251 youth who made it home safely to their families after one of the biggest nights of their young lives.

In the past 31 years of After Prom Grand Finale, NONE of the participating schools have experienced the tragedy of a drug or alcohol-related accident on the night of their prom.


After Prom Grand Finale 2019 took place at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 2nd at the Salem Civic Center, just outside of Roanoke.

When and where is the 2019 After Prom Grand Finale event?


What is the Grand Prize car this year?

This year, the Grand Prize car is a 2019 Nissan Kicks SV!

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