Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol-free celebration that takes place at a venue that has something for each graduate to enjoy on the night of their high school graduation.  For the last three years, RHAM High School graduates went to Revolutions in South Windsor and had a blast and celebrated for the last time as a class! 
 
This years Project Graduation event will be held on the night of RHAM High School graduation on Friday, June 14, 2024.
 
 

Benefits of Project Graduation:

  • Emphasizes making the choice not to drink alcohol or consume drugs when celebrating a special milestone
  • Eliminates teen decisions about drinking or drugs on graduation night, and the entire community is assured that graduates are in a safe environment 
  • Ensures that every graduate has a party to attend; no one is excluded or left out for social or financial reasons
  • Allows all graduates to celebrate together in one location 
AHM’s number one goal is to keep our RHAM graduates safe on an evening that statistically ranks as the highest in car accidents due to impairment.  AHM Youth & Family Services proudly coordinates Project Graduation and has done so for over 25 years with thousands of graduates having attended this celebration.

Order Your Project Graduation Signs by May 31st!

Show your support for RHAM Class of 2024 graduating seniors by purchasing a “Congratulations” sign! These signs will be available for purchase, at $20 each! Each sign is an 18″ x 24″ yard sign with yard stake included. There is a blank space on the sign for you to write your graduates’ name on it!

This fundraiser will help support AHM’s Project Graduation event, a drug and alcohol-free celebration on the night of graduation.

Project Grad Sign Distribution is scheduled for the following dates from 4:30 – 6:30 pm:
  • Wednesday, May 15th 
  • Monday, June 3rd
*Please contact Ashlee Parks at Ashleep@ahmyouth.org, if you are unable to pick up during this time.

Hand-painted Pillow & Vinyl Name Fundraiser!

Get your grad the perfect gift & help support AHM Project Grad event through this Custom Hand-Painted Pillow fundraiser! A $5 donation to AHM will be included in each pillow purchase! Order yours at: https://ow.ly/CYJY50RqXUM

Additionally, you can order a custom vinyl name for your AHM Project Graduation sign! For $6, you will get two vinyl names to peel & stick to your sign, with a portion of the proceeds donated to AHM. Order names at: https://ow.ly/8a1R50Rr5Li

For questions contact: Carrie Pilkington at cpilk82@gmail.com.

AHM Project Graduation Coordinator: Ashlee Parks

Contact at: 860-228-9488 x 22, or email AshleeP@ahmyouth.org

Register by May 31st!

*A scholarship is available for those who are experiencing financial hardship.

Proud sponsors of Project Graduation!

Project Graduation meetings are attended via Zoom. 
 
ZOOM link:
Meeting ID: 899 3874 5333      Passcode: 864234
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, local businesses and community members who supported Project Graduation 2023!
 

RHAM Alumni Committee Donation

The RHAM Alumni Committee 2023 donated $500 to AHM Youth & Family Services in support of AHM Project Graduation for the RHAM High School “Class of 2023”. Pictured on the left is member Bob Gonci, Treasurer, centered is the AHM Project Graduation Coordinator, Jenn Boehler, accepting the check from committee member Rick Nowsch. This year marks fifteen continuous years of the RHAM Alumni Committee’s support for AHM Project Graduation and the RHAM Alumni Annual Scholarships.

RHAM High School Entrepreneurial Class Donation

The RHAM High School Entrepreneurial Class led by Mr. Timothy Landry made a $50 donation to AHM Youth & Family Services for Project Graduation. Pictured is Jenn Boehler, AHM Project Graduation Coordinator accepting a check from RHAM High School junior Angela Weese.

Graduation Lawn Sign Fundraiser


This fundraiser is extended until all signs are sold out.  A limited number of signs are available. Please contact Jenn Boehler at 860-228-9488, ext. 22, or jenniferb@ahmyouth.org.

Signs cost $20 each. Lawn sign sales are an annual fundraiser for Project Graduation.

Tip A Musician Fundraiser

Come to the Flour Girl Cafe from 11:00AM to 2:00PM to enjoy the live music of Steve McCarthy, Gage Haines and the group Rough Draft with members Tracey Prendergast DeDonato, David Bell, David Thibodeau, Mike Markure and Diane Kasper!

All tips received will be donated to AHM Project Graduation “Class of 2023”.

Event contact Jenn Boehler; 860-228-9488 Ext. 22 or jenniferb@ahmyouth.org.

“Class of 2023” Candle Fundraiser

*This fundraiser has been extended to Friday, May 12th at 5pm!

Simply Soy limited edition “Class of 2023” candles can be ordered online using the link below.

Candle scent is a light and refreshing, Day at the Spa, which is lemongrass with a touch of sugarcane. Those purchasing have the choice of two labels, CONGRATULATIONS! RHAM High School “Class of 2023” or CONGRATULATIONS! “Class of 2023”. Two sizes are available, 25oz and 16oz.

Candles will be ready for pick-up mid-May at AHM Youth & Family Services or you may opt to ship anywhere in the US for an additional fee.

Comments or questions should be directed to Jenn Boehler at 860-228-9488,  ext. 22 or jenniferb@ahmyouth.org.

Paint Night Fundraiser

Escape the winter blues and enjoy a fun, beach-themed paint night! $40 per person ages 7th grade and up. 50% of the ticket price benefits Project Graduation for the RHAM High School Class of 2023. AHM Youth & Family Services will coordinate this event as they have done for the past 29 years!

Amy O, owner of Studio 13 in East Hampton will lead this guided art class. All levels welcome!

Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

*Registration is closed for this event.

Graduate Sign Fundraiser

Show your support of your RHAM graduate and order your sign today!  Great for grandparents and aunts and uncles, too!

Signs can be purchased during the month of April, and emails will be sent to arrange pickup.

Cost: $20.00 per sign (includes wire stand)

All proceeds benefit AHM’s Project Graduation event for RHAM Graduates.

Spring Car Wash Fundraiser 

Fun in the sun! Listening to tunes! Awesome way to help raise funds for the RHAM Grads’ Project Graduation!! Great way to earn community service hours!

Come by to get your car washed at Hebron Car Wash on Liberty Drive, Hebron from 10am-2pm Saturday, May 14th.

RHAM Alumni Benefit Event

There will be a limited # of tickets available in advance, and tickets can be purchased by cash or check only for $20 per person.

Checks should be made out to: RHAM Alumni.  None will be available at the door!

Pizza & Snacks Included!

Further information and tickets are available from committee members:

  • Bob at 860-558-5823 or 860-228-3388
  • Lynn at 860-416-1575
  • John at 860-295-8484

Simply Soy Candle Fundraiser – Fall 2021

Thank you, Julie Veilleux, owner of Simply Soy Candles for your support of Project Graduation for the RHAM High School “Class of 2022”!

If you have not picked up your candle order please do so between the hours of 9:00-7:00 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and from 9:00-5:00 PM on Wednesdays. Holidays may affect these hours so please call (860)228-9488 before you come if in doubt!

Tip a Musician Fundraiser – Fall 2021

Thank you to the Flour Girl Café for hosting our Tip A Musician Fundraiser this Fall!

We are looking to do this again on the patio of the Flour Girl Bakery this spring! If you know a musician or vocalist who would like to perform for our community in support of Project Graduation.

100% of tips received will be donated to the RHAM High School “Class of 2022” Project Graduation which is organized by AHM Youth & Family Services. Contact Jenn Boehler with questions or comments (860)228-9488 Ext. 22 or jenniferb@ahmyouth.org.

J.Star Barn Photography Session Fundraiser – Fall 2021

Thank you, Jennifer Albert, owner of J.Star Barn Photography for donating 100% of all sitting fees from this fundraiser! Your continued support of Project Graduation is greatly appreciated!

If you have any questions about this fundraiser, please contact Jennifer Boehler, Project Graduation Coordinator, at 860-228-9488 x 30.

2021 Project Graduation was a blast for all!

The 145 graduates from the RHAM High School “Class of 2021” went to Revolutions in South Windsor and celebrated their graduation throughout the night! This venue had something for everyone!

Upon arrival, all enjoyed bowling, arcade, D.J, airbrush tattoo artist, volleyball, bocce, bounce house, dinner, snacks throughout the night, sundae bar, RAFFLE PRIZES, breakfast, and hypnotist! Everyone stayed engaged and happy the entire night!

The cost was $60 to attend thanks to the Out Yoga Fundraiser, Tip A Musician Fundraiser, Puzzle Break Fundraiser, Think Pink! Face Mask Fundraiser, Hebron Car Wash Fundraiser and the Graduation Lawn Sign Fundraiser! AHM was able to keep the ticket price down while offering a ton of activities and raffle prizes and gift cards for the graduates.

Thank you to the community for your support!

On behalf of AHM Youth & Family Services, I would like to thank everyone who made AHM Project Graduation for RHAM High School “Class of 2021” a success!  Thank you to those who supported the following fundraisers: Outdoor Yoga, Tip A Musician (Jessica Dapsis, owner, Something Simple Café), Photo Sessions (Jennifer Albert of J.Star Barn Photography), Simply Soy Candles (owner, Julie Veilleux), the Think Pink! Face Masks led by Wendy Dietz and her wonderful crew of RHAM students, Hebron Car Wash (owner, Ryan Hallin) with Ted’s IGA buying lunches for all volunteers working two shifts and to everyone who purchase graduation lawn signs!  In addition, thank you to RHAM High School’s Penny Brysgel, Scott Leslie for your support of this event through consistent communication to the senior parents and students, and Meg Clifton for leading your team of students who publish the Lil RHAMbler eNewsletter. Special thanks to the RHAM Alumni Association and the Skopas Family for their donations and to everyone who made monetary donations and gave raffle prizes, and gift cards that directly contributed to making this all-night celebration special!  None of this would be possible without the work of the AHM Project Graduation Committee that navigated through the ups, the downs and those long periods of pause of this year as we watched attentively to those weekly ‘numbers’ reports.  In the end, ALL WAS GOOD.  In fact, it was AMAZING due to our committee’s creativity, attention to detail and always having a positive outlook! Thank you, everyone!

2021 Graduation Lawn Sign Fundraiser!

Show your support of your RHAM graduate and order your sign today!  Great for grandparents and aunts and uncles, too!

Signs can be purchased online using the button below, and emails will be sent to arrange pickup.

Cost: $20.00 per sign (includes wire stand)

All proceeds benefit AHM’s Project Graduation event for RHAM Graduates.

Car Wash Annual Fundraiser!

Thank you to all that supported the AHM Project Graduation Car Wash fundraiser! Special thanks to Ryan Hallin, owner of the Hebron Car Wash, for their continued support!

All proceeds of this fundraiser will go directly to AHM Project Graduation for 2021 RHAM High School Graduates.

See pictures from the fundraiser! 

Thank you to all who came out to support Tip A Musician Fundraiser!

Thank you to our RHAM High School students who came out and performed for the community!  Over the four performances you all raised $1300.00 for Project Graduation! Thank you to Jessica Dapsis for allowing all of us to enjoy your Something Simple Café and our students!  Our community is the best!  We all appreciate the anonymous donations that were made!  Thank you!

Thank you to all the local businesses who helped support our Think Pink face mask fundraiser!

Our first ever 5K Fundraiser was a great success! 

This 5K Run/Walk to 21 Fundraiser took place on Saturday, October 17th 2020 and included a two-loop course through Burnt Hill Park, with staggered starts of groups of 25 runners every 30 minutes. We had a great turnout and a beautiful Fall day to run or walk this course! Thank you to all who turned out to support this event, and thank you to our many volunteers and Project Graduation 2021 Committee members who volunteered their time to plan and run this event!

We hope to make this a new Annual tradition so stay tuned for more information about upcoming 5K events!

AHM Project Graduation 5k – Official Results

Our Simply Soy Candle Fundraiser was very successful!

Thanks to the efforts of our Project Graduation 2021 Committee members and Simply Soy Candle owner Julie Veilleux, many candles were sold! Products are due to come in mid-November, right in time for the holidays! Thank you to all who participated in this event, and helped us raise funds for AHM’s Project Graduation 2021 event!

Project Graduation 2020 Event

AHM Youth and Family Services and the Project Graduation 2020 Committee would like to express a sincere Thank You to the following sponsors who shared our commitment to recognize this very special milestone for our RHAM High School Graduates. Our Project Graduation Committee presented the graduates with a gift bag containing many special and customized items! In addition, Senior Celebratory Lawn Signs lines the pathway to the graduation stage at the Lions Fairgrounds. A special Thank You to Scott Leslie, Penny Brysgel, Chris Mader and the entire administrative team for giving our graduates the memory of walking across the stage to receive their diploma.

Thank You RHAM Alumni Committee 2020!

AHM would like to thank the RHAM Alumni Committee 2020, for your contribution to this year’s AHM Project Graduation!  This year’s donation was for

,070.00 which brings the total amount of your contributions since 2008 to $9,120.00.  Your continued support is very appreciated!

Pictured Left to Right: Bob Gonci, member of the RHAM Alumni Committee 2020 presents a check for AHM Project Graduation 2020 to Jenn Boehler, AHM Project Graduation Chair and Tina Blinn, Committee Member.

Thank You Hebron Lion’s Club!

AHM is very thankful for the generous donation made to AHM Project Graduation 2020 by the Hebron Lion’s Club!  Pictured below: Charities President Lion John Soderberg of the Hebron Lions, presenting a $5,000 check to our Project Graduation Committee.

This was a record year for sign sales!

Over 200 signs were purchased!  Signs were purchased at $20.00 each, as part of a Project Graduation 2020 fundraiser. The signs were printed double sided and there was an open area to customize each sign with your graduates name, or a personal message. Signs have been seen all over town showing support for this year’s graduating seniors!

Pictures of Project Graduation 2020 Committee

Thank You Project Graduation 2020 Committee Members!

Thank you to all the wonderful AHM Project Graduation Volunteers who shared their time with us in support of our RHAM Graduates. They designed the t-shirts, wrote letters, solicited donations from RHAM organizations, organized a mountain of gift cards for the seniors, assembled 248 gift bags, put together 248 lawn signs, planned out where the Senior Portrait Lawn Signs would be placed at Lions Fairgrounds, drilled holes into the ground for the Senior Portrait Lawn Signs, organized bins for graduation day, transported bins to the Lions Fairgrounds, worked throughout the day to seamlessly present each graduate with a gift bag on graduation day!   Whole lot of work done by many people to make precious memories for our RHAM High School “Class of 2020” and their families!  THANK YOU!!! Special thanks to the following Project Graduation Committee members for helping set up all of the Senior Photo Signs along the path at the Hebron Lions Fairground!

Project Graduation 2020 Testimonials

“Hi Mrs. Boehler, this is Glenn Cully. I saw that I had your number and just wanted to let you know that the AHM Graduation Committee did an awesome job with graduation, so thank you so much!” Glenn Cully, 2020 Graduate

“I wanted to tell you how much Andrew appreciated the grab bags you put together. He absolutely loved the “limited edition” (as he called it) Sachem coffee mug. And the University of Maryland logo on his name tag. Thank you so much for adding to their day.” Ely Family

“Thank you to you (Jennifer Boehler), Ed (Skopas) and all of the AHM Project Graduation team for making the awesome gift bags to commemorate quite an unusual graduation day for the Class of 2020!” Miller Family

“A huge shout out to the Project Graduation volunteers for making graduation so special!!! From the gift cards and lawn signs to the RHAM swag…it was all just perfect and so well done!!!! Thank you for all the time, commitment and thoughtfulness that went into this project. It’s certainly didn’t go unnoticed and the graduates and theirs families are VERY appreciative!!! Hats off to you guys 🎓” Romeo Family

“I heard great praise from Senior parents and families! Well done AHM and Project Graduation volunteers!!” Sara Tarca

They (Project Graduation Committee) did a great job! All the time and effort you all put in is much appreciated and definitely helped to make it special for the seniors.” Kathy Keane McCavanagh

“Thank you for everything you did to make the day great!! My senior loved it!!” Sheila Guppy

You did special work during challenging times.” Lisa Seethaler

What an accomplishment!! Thank you AHM and all of the volunteers! Your time and effort made such a difference for the kids 😀” Wendy Oakes Weingarten

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