Shattered Dreams


Adopted in the spring of 2001, Shattered Dreams is a day-long dramatization of an alcohol-related crash at Coppell High School (CHS), complete with Coppell Police and emergency medical services. Throughout the day other elements of the "docu-drama" unfold to give CHS students a better understanding of the number of DWI-related deaths that occur every 15 minutes in Texas. In 15-minute intervals, selected students are pulled from their classroom by the "Grim Reaper." Mock obituaries, written by the students' parents are read, and often the effect is devastating. This program is designed to stress the importance of the message, "Don't drink until you are 21, and never drink and drive." This program is conducted every two years and is targeted to the more than 1,500 eleventh and twelfth graders at CHS. It is a combined effort of Coppell ISD, the City of Coppell and Assistance League of Coppell. The original concept was developed by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Assistance League of Coppell provides funding, as well as a home for the shooting of some of the video scenes, refreshments and volunteer support for the program.

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