Every 15 Minutes

Dear YLHS Families,

We are pleased to inform you that Yorba Linda High School will participate in the Every 15 Minutes program on Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28. It is an honor to be one of four participating high schools in Orange County this spring. 

The Every 15 Minutes program is a two-day program focusing on high school juniors and seniors, which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.

The program brings together a broad coalition of interested local agencies with the goal of reducing alcohol-related incidents among youth. The partnering of the California Highway Patrol, local law enforcement, local hospitals, emergency medical responders, schools, businesses, and service clubs validates the importance of working together to ensure a healthy community.

The two-day Every 15 Minutes program is very dramatic and emotional-and purposely so. Teenagers are constantly reminded about the choices they have to make involving alcohol and how many others are affected by their decisions. They know the intellectual statistics. However, many teens share the belief it will never happen to them. This powerful program is designed to create an awareness among students that they are not invincible. They will experience first hand how their actions affect the lives of so many other people.

On Thursday April 27, Bastanchury Road and access to the gym/stadium parking lot will be closed starting at approximately 9:30am through 12:00pm to accommodate the staged car crash. If you need to check in the office during these hours, please park in the parking lot off Fairmont Blvd.

The bell schedule will remain the same during this event.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in making the Every 15 Minutes program an impactful experience for our students. This is a great experiential learning opportunity for our students and we are grateful for the positive impact that it will have on our entire community. 


Meghan Harney

Activities Director