June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Contact: Joy Sweeney, Chairperson

Office: 573-636-2411

KMKS Applauds Attorney General Josh Hawley Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

The statewide coalition, Keeping Missouri Kids Safe (KMKS), applauds Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's statement announci...

June 20, 2017

I was recently invited to tour one of the two facilities in Missouri that are licensed to grow, produce, and sell CBD oil, also known as hemp oil.  I was invited to tour the facility by the CEO and my goal was to obtain empirical research regarding legal cannabis in Mi...

April 26, 2017

Every year since I can remember, I have hosted an annual Cinco de Mayo party at my house. I began having it not so much because of culture and tradition but because my kitchen was decorated in chili peppers and it seemed like a good fit. It has become my signature holi...

November 29, 2016

CDFY has just been approved as a nonprofit on Facebook! We are so excited for what this means for our organization.  If you have Facebook, you know that it's no longer just for students.  It's a powerful tool for spreading the word about what we're doing to prevent sub...

November 22, 2016

This year, Council for Drug Free Youth partnered with Lincoln University for two all school basketball assemblies, one at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and on

November 17, 2016

Since 1976, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday in November as the Great American Smokeout and encourages smokers to quit using all tobacco products and begin living healthier lives. Tobacco use continues to be the most preventable cause of di...

November 16, 2016

Our Coalition meeting yesterday was an excellent opportunity to dig into what CDFY is doing to combat drug abuse in Mid-MO.  But first, we recognized our October Students of the Month!

Ethan Rackers, from Helias, told the group that he stays drug free because he kn...

November 16, 2016

Yesterday was our monthly Coalition meeting! We had a fantastic time discussing important prevention issues over pizza.  But the highlight of our meeting was, without a doubt, the opportunity to recognize the parents and volunteers who helped with the Safety Kids Progr...

October 19, 2016

Yesterday was our October Coalition Meeting and we had a fantastic time! With 22 in attendance we

congratulated Colin Bernskoetter on his Student of the Month award.  Colin is a senior at Calvary Lutheran.

We also heard from Superintendent Larry Linthicum about the ways...

October 14, 2016

We had such a great time at the JCHS Homecoming Parade last night.  The SADD (Students Against Destructive Driving) kids wanted their float to depict the dangers of distracted driving. A huge shout out to Gary at Tow Pro in Holts Summit, Ed Storey and Josh Ecton at Jef...

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