Since the late 1990's CLA students have taken part in what is now an international day called See You at the Pole. This movement began in Texas in 1990 by a small group of faithful teenagers and then spread all across the nation and now the world. Each year CLA students gather for prayer as we humbly seek for God's blessing upon our families, school, churches, and nation. This yearly event is also a good opportunity for teachers and students to pray with each other and for each other.
Photos by Tim Cruz
The History of See You at the Pole from the See You at the Pole website:
"A small group of teenagers in Texas came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990. Little did they know how powerfully God was about to move. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school's flagpole and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. Those students had no idea how God would use their obedience.
God used those teenagers and others who were holding similar prayer meetings at their schools to birth a new movement across Texas that students would follow these examples and meet at their school flagpoles to pray simultaneously. The challenge was named "See You at the Pole." The vision was shared with 20,000 students in June 1990 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. At 7:00 a.m. on September 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teenagers met at school flagpoles in four different states to pray before the start of school. A few months later, a group of youth ministers from all over the country gathered together for a nationalconference in Colorado. Many of them reported that their students had heard about the prayer movement in Texas and were equally burdened for their schools. No other events had been planned, but it was clear that students across the country would be creating their own national day of student prayer.
On September 11, 1991, at 7:00 a.m., one million students gathered at school flagpoles from Boston to Los Angeles to pray. Some sang, some read Scripture, but most importantly, they prayed. Like those first students, they prayed for their schools, their friends, their leaders, and their country. God used this small group of teenagers to ignite what has become an international movement of prayer among young people. Students in more than 20 countries take part."