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Happy Autumn from Council For Drug Free Youth to you and your family!

Council for Drug Free Youth has many exciting volunteer opportunities to tell you about, as well as employment opportunities! Keep reading to hear about ways to get involved in the community and CDFY, including our new youth coalition for grades 8-12. We would also like to recognize our new and old Volunteers in Service to America (VISTAs). 

September Coalition Meeting

Please join us for our coalition meeting on September 10th at 11:30 AM! We will meet at the Cole County Health Department, 3400 W. Truman Blvd. Food will be provided for all attendees! You can also join us virtually through Zoom at the following link:

Meeting ID: 876 4279 9332

Rock n Run 5k!


Join members of the community for a fun and healthy 5k on September 26th! All proceeds benefit CDFY. 


To run: Register online or at the Jefferson City Area Board of REALTORS® office, 1906 Bubba Lane. The registration fee is $25. 


To volunteer: Please use the CDFY volunteer google form below to sign up. The deadline to sign-up to volunteer is Thursday, September 3rd. 

Youth Coalition

We are looking for committed youth to help promote CDFY's mission: to motivate, educate, and collaborate to promote drug-free lifestyles among youth in mid-Missouri. To get more information or sign up, please visit or email

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Tailgate Volunteers Wanted!

CDFY will be joining Central Bank at five high school football tailgates this year. We will distribute wristbands and information to attendees. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out our google form:


Employment with CDFY

CDFY is looking for facilitators to help run our COPE, TEAM, and BASELINE programs. If you are interested, please visit for more information and to apply.

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Thank you, VISTAs!

CDFY is sad to wish goodbye to our previous Data Coordinator, Anieadi Antiabong. Originally from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Anieadi came to Jeff City to help empower kids to stay drug free. She will be moving to Minnesota for 6 weeks to join the Young Americans for Liberty as an Election Coordinator. Thank you for your service, Anieadi, and best of luck in Minnesota! 


Welcome, new VISTAs!

We would like to welcome our new VISTAs, Amy and Aadithya! 


Amy Rogers (left), our new Community Outreach VISTA, is a native of Jefferson City.  She holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and is a certified Grant Writer and Project Manager.  She is active in the community with several groups including Project Homeless Connect where she is the Co-chair of the Media Relations Committee. She also enjoys helping with MissionJC, Serve, and Jefferson City Hands Together. She is looking forward to making new community connections for CDFY.


Aadithya Palaniappan (right) our new Fund Development VISTA, graduated from Saint Louis University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Management. One of his favorite college experiences was volunteering with on campus organizations such as Alpha Phi Omega. He is excited to combine his love for volunteering with his background in health care and public health to help promote a drug free lifestyle for the youth of Jefferson City.


Welcome to the team Amy and Aadithya! We look forward to serving the community with you!

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