History of CDFY

CDFY has been serving the communities of Central Missouri for over 35 years. The coalition began as a group of concerned parents in the early 1980’s who wanted to ensure that youth in the community learned that a drug and alcohol free life was not only possible but fulfilling. The initial group of parents sought community members, business leaders, law enforcement, healthcare providers and schools to collaborate and create an organization that provides the youth of our community information and education regarding the consequences of drugs and alcohol. They researched best practices for prevention programs and engaged youth in the discussion to ensure the efficacy of the information.  

Timeline:

1983

CDFY formed a non-profit organization.

1988

CDFY began the Safety Kids program and has 5th graders presenting to K-3rd graders

1989

CDFY introduced the Baseline program for 9th grade students

1991

CDFY introduced the COPE program to 7th grade students

1995

CDFY began the Show Me Players program and has 7th graders presenting to 4th & 5th graders

1996

CDFY presents Scholarships to five area student

CDFY introduced Student of the Month

1998

CDFY introduced Team Challenge program to 9th grade students

2006

CDFY introduced the Tobacco Prevention program for 3rd grade students

2009

CDFY introduced Parent/Community Forums

2012

CDFY began the UPLIFT program and has 9th graders presenting to 6th graders

2019

CDFY held its first Over the Edge fundraiser