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  • See You at the Pole [student prayer initiative at schools across the U.S.] is September 28, 2011

    09/27/2011 2:12:10 PM PDT · by rhema · 3 replies ^ | September 2011
    “CONVERGE”(from Matthew 18:20) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2011, the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, at schools across the United States and in many other countries. In 2010, teenagers met for See You at the Pole in every U.S. state and many countries around the world. Other nations have launched SYATP movements with their own promotional efforts, including Australia (where it was observed in 2011 on May 26; see stories at and Canada (on the same date as U.S.; This is the 21st anniversary for...
  • Survey: 65 Percent of Americans Support Prayer in Public Schools

    02/14/2011 12:04:23 PM PST · by wmfights · 71 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 14 2011 | Jennifer Riley
    Sixty five percent of American adults favor prayer in public schools, according to a new survey. And only 24 percent of U.S. adults say they are opposed to prayer in schools, finds the Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday. The national telephone survey conducted on 1,000 adults from Feb. 3 to 4 simply asked, “Do you favor or oppose prayer in public schools?” Compared to last year’s findings, this year’s prayer in public school survey results are slightly higher. Last April, 61 percent of Americans said they favor prayer in public schools. About the same proportion of Americans who say they...
  • Christian students censored at Nashville-area school

    04/24/2009 2:23:43 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 755+ views
    ONE NEWS ^ | 4/23/2009 7:00:00 AM | Pete Chagnon - OneNewsNow
    The Alliance Defense Fund has filed a lawsuit on behalf of students and parents against the Wilson County School Board in Tennessee. Lakeview Elementary School students wanted to display posters that referenced God and prayer, but school officials said they had to cover up those references before the posters could be displayed. The posters were hand-drawn by students and announced voluntary activities such as the "See You at the Pole" prayer event. Nate Kellum is with the Alliance Defense Fund. "Well, Christian students shouldn't be censored just for expressing their beliefs. They do not check their constitutional rights upon stepping...
  • See You at the Pole (nationwide, students will pray Weds. at public school flagpole gatherings)

    09/25/2007 6:22:31 PM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 47 replies · 126+ views
    See You at the Pole™ is a student-initiated, student organized, and student-led event. That means this is all about students meeting at their school flagpole to pray—for their school, friends teachers, government, and their nation. See You at the Pole™ is not a demonstration, political rally, nor a stand for or against anything. See You at the Pole™ is scheduled annually on the fourth Wednesday in September, which is September 26 in 2007. The suggested starting time is 7 a.m. If that doesn't work for your school, choose a time that will work for your school, but let everyone at...
  • The sweet exercise of freedom: 'See You at the Pole' this Wednesday

    09/27/2006 5:41:05 AM PDT · by VRWCmember · 4 replies · 257+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 9/26/2006 | Unattributed Editorial
    Prayer at the pole WHO CAN BLAME teachers and administrators for being confused about the proper relationship between religion and public schools? From "winter concerts" to "spring break," it seems safest just to ban issues of faith from the grounds. No risk of lawsuits or angry phone calls from parents--and just one problem: Outlawing expressions of faith is not constitutional. Tomorrow's "See You at the Pole" event is a case in point. Begun in Burleson, Texas, in 1990, SYATP is a student-initiated movement that encourages kids to gather at the flagpole before the opening bell on the last Wednesday in...
  • No Prayer in School? Millions of Students Will Pray at "See You At The Pole" Gatherings

    09/25/2006 9:48:53 PM PDT · by Coleus · 16 replies · 705+ views
    No Prayer in School? Millions of Students Will Pray at "See You At The Pole" Gatherings ORLANDO, FL - Wednesday, September 27, is the official day for the 17th annual "See You At The Pole" prayer rallies. The rallies are student-initiated, student-led events where students gather before school to pray for their classmates, teachers, schools, families, communities, states and nations. Each year approximately three million students from all fifty states and more than twenty countries gathered around school flagpoles to pray. Students in the United States have often met with resistance from school officials who are not educated about constitutional...
  • ADF: Public school students cannot be prevented from participating in "See You at the Pole"

    09/19/2005 3:20:26 PM PDT · by dukeman · 7 replies · 478+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ready to defend any students hindered by school officials from praying in nationwide annual event SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Students have a constitutional right to participate in the Sept. 21 "See You at the Pole" event through prayer and worship activities, according to attorneys with the Alliance Defense Fund. "Students not only have a constitutional right to participate in 'See You at the Pole,' but they also have a right to tell other students about it," said ADF attorney Jeremy Tedesco. "So long as students do not disrupt the academic process, school officials cannot interfere with their religious...
  • Rally 'Round the Flag!--See You At The Pole--this Wednesday before school, at EVERY SCHOOL!

    09/19/2005 11:01:18 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 39 replies · 1,877+ views
    Site news release ^ | 09/19/2005 | self
    Teachers, Parents, Students, Homeschoolers, Citizens-- This Wednesday 9/21 is See You At The Pole day, people all across the country are meeting at school flagpoles before school for prayer. A great way for teachers, parents and students to connect and encourage one another on campus....home schoolers, please also help defend and protect your rights on taxpayer-owned land by showing up! See You at the Pole is a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Ft. Worth suburb of Burleson, Texas, in 1990. Everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP is available free at In...
  • 'Divine intervention' led to success ("See You at the Pole" history)

    09/16/2004 7:44:57 AM PDT · by jtminton · 9 replies · 395+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 09/16/2004 | Bud Kennedy
    In the beginning ... No, not that beginning. In the beginning, 14 Burleson and Crowley ninth-graders prayed in a schoolyard. That was in 1990. Now, 2 million teen-agers and children join in the annual youth prayer named See You at the Pole. Now, Terry McConnell is a Fort Worth firefighter. In 1990, he was in the original Baptist youth group that prayed late one Saturday night on the steps of what was then Burleson Junior High School. On Wednesday morning, he was at school again. This time, he was taking his two sons to pray for the first time at...
  • SEE YOU AT THE POLE is Wednesday, September 17

    09/16/2003 5:05:52 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 11 replies · 384+ views
    On September 17, 2003, millions of students will gather around their schools' flagpoles to intercede in prayer for their schools, families, friends, communities, and countries. This year's event will be especially timely, as students reflect on the recent terrorist attacks on the United States. It will be a time of renewal and increasing faith as students pray for God's protection, guidance, and healing. We hope the articles and resources we've put together [links below] will help you better understand the power of prayer, your faith, what it means to be broken before God, and God's never-ending love for you. ....