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Adopt-A-School 2013. Each year communities celebrate as the Graduating Class walks across the stage on the way to another chapter in their lives. This year the senior class will exceed. 3.2 million Students 1 1

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Each year communities celebrate as the Graduating Class walks across the stage on the way to another chapter in their lives.

This year the senior

class will exceed

3.2 million




After high school, students head to college, the military, or the market place seeking a

purposeful life.

But do they find it?


“Twixters (20-somethings)

are looking for a sense of purpose and importance in their work, something that will add meaning to their lives, and many don’t want to rest until they find it... They want something that’s more like a calling that’s going to be an expression of their identity.”2

2 Time, January 24, 2005 “Grow Up? Not So Fast”


Studies continue to tell us that the High School Campus is one of today’s most strategic mission fields:

Childhood (ages 0-12)

Adulthood (ages 18+)

Middle & High School

Most students graduate at this point

99.5% of the population will pass through this portal.


Nearly 8 of 10 decisions for Christ will be made before high school graduation.

Once teenagers leave

high school, they disperse to multiple occupations and lifestyles, making it much more difficult to reach them with the Gospel.


“Seven in 10 Protestants ages 18 to 30 — both evangelical and mainline — who went to church regularly in high school said they quit attending by age 23, according to the survey by LifeWay Research.”3

3 “Young Adults Aren\'t Sticking With Church”

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY

August 6, 2007


Local youth workers and businesses

from across the country are partnering

with interlinc to take the message of God’s love

to the Class of 2013 through “Adopt-a-School”

and ConGRADulations!


Research shows that the average teenager spends

53 hours a week (over 7.5 hours per day)

using music and media. 4

4 “Generation M2: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year Olds”

Kaiser Family Foundation Report, January, 2010


ConGRADulations! is the #1 music and media grad gift

of the last decade with over 1.2 million copies given to graduates.



Combines videos, songs, mobile media and grad devotionals

from the top names in Christian music:

Lecrae, Red, for KING & COUNTRY, TobyMac, Owl City, Switchfoot, and more.

It’s music, media, a Gift Book, and Transition Website

all in a Personalizable Gift Package.



20 original recordings from popular Christian and mainstream artists, all with messages geared toward the graduating class.


TheMobile Media includes:

  • Class of 2013 graduate testimonies
  • “What I’ve Learned” videos from previous graduates
  • Artists “Words To The Class of 2013”
class of 2013 grad stories
Class of2013GRADStories:

In the Gift Book and Mobile through QR codes.

previous grad stories

In the Gift Book and Mobile through QR codes.


TheGift Book includes:

  • Artist advice and graduate testimonies
  • Bethany Hamilton (Soul Surfer) grad message
  • “Thoughts to Consider” with Biblically-based themes
  • Songs & lyrics, all with amazing graphical design
  • Devotionals from The

College Devotional Bible (NIV)

the transition website includes
TheTransition Websiteincludes:
  • Links to Campus Ministries
  • Grad Devotionals
  • More Grad Videos
  • Special Year In Review Video

“With the help of community businessmen, the local youth network and interlinc, we gave 590 graduating seniors at Snohomish High School a great gift. The SHS Baccalaureate committee distributed them. The response was very positive and I heard more than one student say, ‘We get music for graduation? That\'s tight!”

Jess Champers, Youth Pastor, Free Methodist Church, Snohomish, Washington


Enhanced CD

See message from:

Alicia Temple

Beautiful Savior

Lutheran Church

9800 SE 92nd Ave. Portland, OR 97266

(across I-205 from Krispy Kreme)

5402 S.E. Foster Road Portland, OR 97206


Provided by

Regular hours 8:00am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri

Hours extended during tax season


Serving the greater Portland area since 1959


Business & Personal tax Services


Accounting Services


Ronald A. Chatterton, P.C.

Clackamas High School Class of 2005

Thrivent Financial

Certified Public Accountant


for Lutherans


E-mail:[email protected]

"Where Values Thrive."

855 E. Berkeley St.

Gladstone, OR 97027


“Without the help of businesses we would not have been able to do what we did.  Because of how the project was designed and presented, students actually wanted a copy of ConGRADulations.  We distributed nearly 500 to graduating seniors at Clackamas High School. I believe it is a great outreach tool for communicating the gospel. And we are going to do it again this year at two schools.”

Clark Leighton, Family Pastor, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & P.Y.F. Regional Network Coordinator

Portland, OR.


“We wanted to reach out to the senior class of our local high school. We contacted several Christian businessmen and shared the vision with them. With their support we have been giving the ConGRADulations! Project to the entire senior class at Blountstown High for the past 10 years!”

First Baptist Church, Blountstown, Florida

whether a large or small class each graduate is special
“Whether alarge or smallclass, each graduate is special.”

“Each of the past four years we have purchased the ConGRADuations Project for 25-27 graduating seniors. Our desire has been to encourage these graduates, in the school our children and grandchildren have attended, to reflect on their lives, remember special times and pause to look at the broader purpose of life. Our prayer is that this keepsake gift will have value for years to come. We give the GRAD CD as gifts on behalf of a local ministry working with these students. ”

Retired Couple, Haxtun, CO.


Why “adopt” a senior class?

  • Encourage Christian grads in the biggest transition of their lives
  • Reach out to Pre-Christian grads with the Good News
  • Help grads connect with ministries after high school.

How To “Adopt-a-School”

Distribution Process

Local Business Leaders

Your Citywide networks of youth leaders/ministries








Campus Clubs


Graduation Ceremony

Senior Party

Senior Trips


Let’s make a difference together!

Adopt-A-School in 2013 interlinc contact: Phil Baker

615.790.9080 or [email protected]