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This month's newsletter features the terrifyingly adorable UPLIFT performers, frightfully fun events, and eerily exciting opportunities for the young, old, and undead! See what thrilling things we got up to in September, join us for a scary good time at our next coalition meeting, and get started on your spell-binding videos for our youth video contest.

Annual Video Contest

CDFY would like to invite 6th through 12th graders in our community to participate in the annual video contest! Grab your friends and create your own video to promote drug-free lifestyles in an innovative way. This year's theme is "Life is not a game... stay drug free." Everyone is invited to view the contest submissions on October 28th; winners will receive cash prizes!

For more information, visit www.jccdfy.org/video-contest.

Volunteers Needed

Join Central Bank and CDFY in handing out wristbands and drug facts at local high school football game tailgates. This is a fun way to engage with your community! You will also help educate people about the dangers of drug abuse and teen alcohol use. We will be at BOHS, JCHS, and CCHS.

Coalition Meeting

Join us for our monthly coalition meeting October 8th to help plan CDFY events and contribute ideas for preventing youth drug use in our community. Zach Reimund will be giving a talk about the risk factors associated with addiction. Lunch will be provided!

Students of the Month

This is our monthly recognition for High School seniors who commit to a drug-free lifestyle.  We recognize one student from Helias High School and one student from Calvary Lutheran High School. 

Each Student of the Month receives a commemorative bag, a certificate, a premium parking spot at their school for the month, and are invited to be recognized at our monthly coalition meeting. They are also featured on our social media.

Audrey Ickes is a senior at Helias Catholic High School. She enjoys soccer and softball, and is on the student council. She says her future is the biggest motivator for her to remain drug free, as she hopes to pursue a career in law and government. Audrey also wants to recognize her parents as her role models in life. 

Becca Schatte is a senior at Calvary Lutheran High School. She enjoys theater, cross country, and archery. She wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle and be a role model for her peers by remaining drug free. This is important to her because she believes that she and her peers can not achieve their goals if they are held back by addiction.

Great job, UPLIFT!

The UPLIFT students performed at 4 schools last month, and they did a fabulous job! UPLIFT is a drama group that develops skits designed to educate 6th graders about alcohol, tobacco, prescription drugs, marijuana, bullying and suicide.

5k Recap

CDFY volunteered at the Rock n' Run 5k last Saturday. We want to thank the JCABOR for hosting this event, which benefits CDFY! Funds raised will go toward our peer-to-peer programs and other programs and activities that promote a drug-free lifestyle.

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Jefferson City, MO 65101

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