Happy Independence Day!
CDFY would like to wish you and your family a Safe and Sunny 4th of July!
Annual Recognition Banquet - July 14
Please come show your support as we award our 2020 scholarships and recognize our Students of the Month, Safety Kids, Show Me Players and UPLIFT performers as exceptional students who have chosen to remain drug free.
**Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. CDFY performers, Students of the Month and Scholarship Applicants meals are free.**
Click the link to purchase your tickets for the annual recognition banquet! Even If you do not attend; the proceeds will support Council For Drug Free Youth's scholarship funding.
Safety Kids/Show Me Players/Uplift Parents Meeting - July 13
2020 Art Contest - July 15th
Welcome New CDFY Staff member/AMERICORPS Summer VISTA
Mr. Traron Shivers
Mr. Shivers is a teacher by trade and is dedicated to his service in the inner city. He has worked extensively with teens in various collaborative projects with schools and non-profit organizations. He hopes that his work empowers those that he serves to learn the truth about the world around them, be dedicated to creating meaningful relationships, and become productive contributors in life.
Thank you for your service Traron! We know you will add a positive change to the CDFY and JCMO Community!
Youth Committee - JOIN US Today!
Why Should you join?
-Earn positive skills and high levels of satisfaction
-Student Volunteers Challenge Misconceptions and positive Ambassadors for their University
-A new Demographic Broadening Diversity
-Student Volunteer's gain confidence
Ice Cream Social - August 3
Join us for our Ice Cream Social fundraising event in August along with special appearances from your kiddos!
Click the link below to purchase tickets!
MEGA Brain Coming Soon!
We need to help our youth understand the power of addiction and the short time it takes to get addicted to drugs and alcohol, especially when their brain is developing. Please Help CDFY and our quest to make this informative inflatable available to local schools by Fall 2020.
Click the link to our donation page to help us reach our goal of $38,000 for The Mega Brain
Mental Health/COVID - 19 Resources
Click the links below from the CDFY website Resource page on ways to educate yourself and your family on positive mental health; Substance use prevention in loved ones while practicing social distancing!
How to get Teens to stop Vaping
Drug and Alcohol Rehab Centers in the U.S.
Helping a Loved one with Addiction
COVID - 19 & Marijuana: What You need to Know
Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources
A Message from our Executive Director
Dr. Joy Sweeney
It is with both elation and regret that I must inform you that I have been offered a position as the Deputy Director of Training and Community Outreach for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). Therefore, I am resigning as Executive Director of CDFY.
My new position is in the DC area and I am moving at the end of July. We will still have our home in JC and plan to return frequently!
Please understand that I have a sincere passion for the work of CDFY, which will only be multiplied in my new position. It has been my sincere pleasure to serve this organization our communities.
My hope is that with your continued support the work of CDFY will continue to help youth remain drug free and attain the utmost future success.
Thank you for your time and generous support!