“See You at the Pole” (SYATP)
is a student-led grassroots campaign that encourages prayer among youth by meeting to pray at the flagpole before the start of the school day. The organization started in 1990 with a group of only 10 students. Today the organization has inspired millions of students to meet at the flagpole and pray together during the Global Week of Student Prayer, which the group has declared to be September 20-26, 2015.
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SAYTP has over 100 supporting ministries, including Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), a nonprofit legal organization that advocates for people’s rights to practice their faith. ADF issued a statement in September 2014 defending SYATP, saying SYATP’s rights to organize, pray, advertise, and practice their faith on school grounds is protected by the First Amendment as well as by several past statues.
SYATP has successfully utilized social media to reach students throughout the country. The organization has several Facebook pages in addition to the handles #seeyouatthepole and #neverstoppraying.
We (About 30 middle & high school) joined Global Day Of Student Prayer. We are in Wonju & Hoengsung, South Korea. We've joined this movement since 2000. Bless you all! :) from 다윗의 세대 선교회
Posted by 김윤기 on Thursday, September 25, 2014
SYATP’s social media outreach has expanded beyond national borders, encouraging students as far as South Korea to come together in prayer.
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Becks Youth Group of Lexington North Carolina shows their successful SYATP event, sporting both popular handles on Instagram.
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