See You at the Pole “UNITED” is Wednesday, September 23
(BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Sept. 3, 2015) See You at the Pole 2015 “UNITED,” the Annual Global Day of Student Prayer, is Wednesday, September 23. All around the globe, in every time zone, millions of students will gather around their school’s flagpole for a time of prayer for the 25th Annual See You at the Pole (SYATP). SYATP is a student-initiated, student-organized and student-led event.
Before school, tens of thousands of students locally will join together at their school’s flagpole in prayer for their friends, families, school, city, state and nation. This year’s SYATP emphasis is “UNITED,” taken from Acts 1:14 in the Bible.
“This year’s theme message encourages us to commit to global unity in Christ and prayer for this generation,” said First Priority Greater Birmingham Executive Director Matt Wilson. “With the current state of our country, we believe this year’s theme is perfect. We are encouraging students, school faculty, families, businessmen and women, everyone, to unite together as a community in prayer for our nation.”
First Priority will once again coordinate our state’s efforts through:
- Awareness – print, web, TV and radio;
- Students gathering at their school’s flagpole on the morning of September 23, to pray for their school, teachers, classmates, community and our nation; and
- Community rallies planned by local First Priority adult and student volunteers. Rallies will be held on the evening of September 23.
See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-led movement that started in 1990. It originated with one youth group, meeting at night at several schools in the community during a weekend retreat. 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. First Priority estimates 25,000-30,000 students across the Greater-Birmingham area will participate in SYATP this year. For more information, visit syatp.com.
Click here for See You at the Pole rallies that will be held across the Birmingham-Metropolitan area on the night of September 23.
Media Note: As local coordinator for the “See You at the Pole” emphasis, First Priority is able to offer photographers’ and reporters’ help in arranging interviews and locating schools where students are taking part in See You at the Pole. Executive Director Matt Wilson is available for in-studio interviews and live shots, and can be reached at 205.871.8886 or firstname.lastname@example.org.