See You at the Pole™ Set for Sept. 26 at CHS

“AWAKEN”(from Ephesians 3:14-21) is the theme for See You at the Pole 2012, the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26, at schools across the U.S. and in many other countries.

Clearfield Area High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes is sponsoring its own See You at the Pole event at 7:15 a.m. on the aforementioned date, according to the club’s advisor Judi Bookhamer.

In 2011, teenagers met for See You at the Pole in every U.S. state and many countries around the world. Although most nations observe SYATP movements on the fourth Wednesday of September, Australia holds theirs nationwide in 2012 on Aug. 23.

This is the 22nd anniversary for See You at the Pole, a student-initiated and student-led movement that started in the Fort Worth suburb of Burleson, TX in 1990. SYATP brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.

Everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP is available free at www.syatp.com. There is also an active Facebook page: “See-You-at-The-Pole”. Additional promotional resources can be ordered online or by calling (817) HIS-PLAN (817-447-7526) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Central Time), Monday through Friday. Brochures, a promotional DVD and posters are some of the materials available for 2011.

The San Diego-based National Network of Youth Ministries coordinates SYATP promotion.Daryl Nuss, executive director of the Network, said, “SYATP helps launch teenagers and college students – in unity – to minister to their peers. See You at the Pole empowers students in prayer at the beginning of the school year to take leadership at their schools. What better way is there to begin a semester than to pray for their friends, community and nation?”

Church congregations nationwide can show support for See You at the Pole by sponsoring special “Campus Challenge Sunday” commissioning services the weekend before See You at the Pole. Participants can recognize and pray for Christian students and educators in their congregations. For resources, please contact Doug Clarkat (858) 946-1410 or email dclark@nnym.org.

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