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Council For Drug Free Youth would like to welcome you to our August 2020 Newsletter and to express our thanks to our drug free students, their parents and our supporters!

2020 Ice Cream Social Recap

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Thank you to our amazing program students, their parents and other attendees for coming out to our 2020 Ice Cream Social! We were able to raise over $3,000 in fundraising from your amazing children. Congratulations to our raffle winners and top raisers!

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Special Thank You to our Volunteers In Service To America!

CDFY would like to thank and congratulate our AmeriCorps VISTAs for their time of service with our coalition which has come to an end. Also, towards their devotion to help keep Central Missouri youth drug, alcohol and tobacco free. 


We Appreciate all of our volunteers and wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavors!


(Left): Kenisha Gransberry Fund Development VISTA;

(Center): Traron Shivers Community Outreach VISTA;

(Right): LeeAnna Penn Community Outreach VISTA

Council For Drug Free Youth would like to introduce you to our new

Executive Director, Dr. Kevin Kohler!


Kevin Kohler has a lifelong passion for impacting young people in a positive way. His experiences include teaching, coaching, and serving as a school administrator for many years. He embraces the opportunity to continue to influence children, teens and the community through CDFY programming. Kevin remains vigilant as the advocate of preventative efforts in our community and across the state of Missouri.


CDFY Welcomes Dr. Kohler with open arms and we cannot wait for our mission to continue in Jefferson City!

We would also like to welcome our new 

Data Coordinator VISTA, Gabriella Williamson!


Gabriella is a recent graduate from the University of California, San Diego. She holds a BS in public health and a BS in ecology, behavior, and evolution. She enjoys volunteering with organizations such as The Mustard Seed Project, The Red Cross, and The Rotary. She is excited to bring her skills to Jefferson City to help empower youth to choose a drug-free lifestyle.


Thank you for your service Gabriella! We know you will add a positive change to the CDFY and JCMO Community

2020 JC Board of Realtors' 5K Run/Walk ~ September 26


All proceeds go to CDFY!


Registration: 7:00-8:00 a.m.

Run/Walk begins promptly at 8:00 a.m.


$20.00 Early-bird registration through 8/31/2020

$25.00 after 8/31/2020

Make check payable to JCABOR.


Pre-registration is encouraged.


Register at the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS® office, 1906 Bubba Lane, or online here.
Event held “rain or shine”.
Questions: 573/636-6721 or

Coalition Meeting ~ September 10

We appreciate the valuable opinions from members of our community and we look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas at our next Coalition Meeting, which will be on Thursday, September 10th, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. via zoom or in person at the Cole County Health Department!