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.
CDFY formed a non-profit organization.
CDFY began the Safety Kids program and has 5th graders presenting to K-3rd graders
CDFY introduced the Baseline program for 9th grade students
CDFY introduced the COPE program to 7th grade students
CDFY began the Show Me Players program and has 7th graders presenting to 4th & 5th graders
CDFY presents Scholarships to five area student
CDFY introduced Student of the Month
CDFY introduced Team Challenge program to 9th grade students
CDFY introduced the Tobacco Prevention program for 3rd grade students
CDFY introduced Parent/Community Forums
CDFY began the UPLIFT program and has 9th graders presenting to 6th graders
CDFY held its first Over the Edge fundraiser