In 1990, ten students in the United States decided to gather at their school and pray. Now, 29 years later, students gather at their school’s flagpole throughout the United States, joining in agreement for their schools, their individual counties and their country.
It is now known internationally as See You at the Pole (SYATP), and is an annual event on the fourth Wednesday of every September.
Students of all ages gather at their flagpole in front of their local school for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning before school starts.
Public schools, unfortunately, cannot sponsor prayers and it’s been proven that some public schools views can be “hostile to Christian students.”
This event has grown by word of mouth, announcements at youth rallies and churches.
The organization’s website states, “As in all great movements of prayer, See You at the Pole did not begin in the hearts of people, it began in the heart of God. God used the obedience of a small group of teenagers to ignite what has become an international movement of prayer among young people and has now grown to God-sized proportions.”
The theme of the meeting is “IF”, coming from the Bible verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14 which states, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized and student-led event.
“We hope to see everyone from the community at this event,” many students said. “Meet us at 8 a.m. at the flagpole in front of Craig County High School.”