RAD (Real Alternatives to Drugs and Drinking) is a program started by Palmer Ridge student Brandon Pappas to change the culture of drugs and drinking that is pervasive in many high schools across the country. The program currently has chapters at Palmer Ridge High School, Lewis Palmer High School and Discovery Canyon High School Campus.
RAD events are put on by students, for students, and are a way for high school students to have fun on Friday nights. By offering an alternative to parties, RAD keeps students safe while still providing them with the social events they enjoy. RAD events take place from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday nights at the Young Life Teen Center in the Tri-Lakes YMCA or at the Monument Ice Rinks.
All events are free and open to all high schoolers with a valid ID. Activities at these events include soccer, volleyball, basketball, foosball, cornhole, board games and more. Visit www.ppymca.com for a complete schedule of events.