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Local Youth Talks Anti-Tobacco Plan for Peers with Leaders

Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Nevada, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Matt Meyers, Spencer Flanders, and Susan Liss

From The Record-Courier. Image (L-R): Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matt Meyers, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Nevada Representative Spencer Flanders, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Executive Director Susan Liss. A local high school student met with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei last month about the need to protect youth from currently […]

Missouri Youth Advocacy Board Representative Ryan Collins Speaks at D.A.R.E. Graduations

Posted on March 8, 2015 by in Hometown, Missouri, News, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Ryan being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation

IMAGE (Click for larger view): L-R, Jeffrey McCowan (Director of Emergency Services for Ft. Leavenworth), D.A.R.E. Officer Randall Collins, Missouri YAB Ryan Collins and D.A.R.E. Officer David Mellott, just prior to Ryan being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. From Sedalia, MO D.A.R.E. Officer Rodney Collins. [Missouri Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative] Ryan [Collins] was asked to go to […]

Ryan Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus – Missouri

Posted on October 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Ryan Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus - Missouri

Hi, my name is Ryan. I am a Junior at Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, MO. I’m also a member of the D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board. Reading and drawing are things that I really enjoy doing. In fact, my dream is to write and draw my own comic for a major publisher or independent […]

Commentary from Florida’s Representative to the National D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board

Posted on October 8, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Florida, Hometown, Spotlight, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Mariana DiMercurio, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Florida Representative

By Mariana DiMercurio, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Florida Representative. Most teenagers don’t smoke pot, but if Amendment 2 passes in Florida, you can expect to see more young people getting high throughout our state. I care enough about my peers that I am not willing to sit back and watch as voters conduct a dangerous experiment […]

Spencer Flanders, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus (Nevada)

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Hometown, Nevada, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Spencer Flanders, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Alumnus (Nevada)

Hello, my name is Spencer Flanders and I am the Youth Advocacy Board Member from the state of Nevada. I’m a Junior at Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada. I’m currently serving as The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids 2014 Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year.  This is my second term as the President of […]

Lisle Teen Pursues Passion for Advocacy Work Through Pageants

Posted on August 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Grace Etzkorn

Grace Etzkorn waves to the crowd after being crowned Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen on June 13 in Marion. From mySuburbanLife.com.  LISLE – For 17-year-old Lisle resident and Miss Illinois’ Outstanding Teen Grace Etzkorn, beauty pageants are about substance, not flash. The Benet Academy senior, who in July traveled to Orlando, Fla. to vie for the title […]

Matt Reed, Indiana Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Indiana, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Matt Reed, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Indiana Representative

My name is Matt Reed and I have many interests and hobbies that I think define me. I play soccer and have since I was very little, but that is not the only sport I have done as I have also done baseball, football, track, and wrestling. I like to spend time with my family […]

Kayla Kingsbury, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna – Michigan

Posted on August 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Michigan, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Kayla Kingsbury, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Michigan

I am currently a senior in high school also taking college classes. I am in training to become a crew chief at McDonald’s. I have played soccer since I was six years old and look forward to finishing my senior year playing on my high school varsity soccer team. I am interested in studying physical […]

Molly Creagar, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna – Wyoming

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in Hometown, Wyoming, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Molly Creagar, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Wyoming

Molly is currently a junior at Torrington High School. She plays French Horn in the school’s band and enjoys painting and reading in her spare time. Molly is an active member of Student Council and her favorite subject in school is math; she hopes to pursue statistics or engineering in college.

First Person: D.A.R.E. Youth Rep Accepts Challenge to Help Others

Posted on August 4, 2014 by in California, Hometown, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

The original mentors and mentees of Tracy D.A.R.E. to Pay it Forward, founded by Gianna Mousalimas

At right: The original mentors and mentees of Tracy D.A.R.E. to Pay it Forward, founded by Gianna Mousalimas. From Tracy Press, by Gianna Mousalimas. This year, I will be a Tracy High senior. I have been the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Youth Advocacy Board representative for the state of California for the past two years, and I am […]