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Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

Posted on June 30, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, Youth Advocacy Board

Cody Collins, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Missouri Representative

I would like to tell you about me for a second or two. First off, I am a home grown Missourian with the passion of an athlete. I attend Sedalia Smith Cotton High School.  Just to give you an idea of where Sedalia is, we are approximately 80 miles east of Kansas City.  Sedalia is known for being a train town and Clint Eastwood was driving cattle to Sedalia in the old T.V. show “Rawhide”.

I love to play baseball, football, and wrestling.  I’m also a Staff Sergeant with my school’s JROTC Battalion.  I like to hunt and fish with my dad.  I’m very excited and want to do a professional job in this position.  My brother, Ryan, was also a Youth Advocacy Board member.  I would like to help guide younger students about the harmful effects of doing drugs, alcohol and even violence. In our society, we have heard too many times about the effects that drugs have had in each of our communities.  I want to share with the youth about making good and responsible choices.  As we all know that every choice that we make there is a consequence.  Haven’t we all heard to much nowadays of the millennial youth doing almost all of those things I have listed.  To get the point across to the youth and even elders is to make them see the effects drugs could have on the precious human body.

Members of my family have used tobacco.  They have all stopped smoking due to the dangers from the health effects that smoking have caused.  So, I have seen the harm that smoking has caused to family members and also my friends.  Therefore my goal is to share with younger kids about the harmful effects that drugs have on people.  Also, I want to share about how to make good decisions about different situations that younger students might face.