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2017 Youth Advocacy Board Graduates

Posted on August 8, 2017 by in Youth Advocacy Board, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

2017-Youth-Advocacy-Board-Graduates

Congratulations to our Graduating YABs for all dedication and hard work they put into the D.A.R.E. program and into their communities as our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board members! While we are sad to see them go, we are also excited for the bright future that awaits them! The young ladies and gentlemen have been an […]

Maggie Engnes is the 2017 National Scholarship Awardee

Posted on August 7, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, Hometown, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Maggie Engnes, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Wisconsin

Maggie Engnes, Wisconsin’s Youth Advocacy Board Representative, is the 2017 D.A.R.E. America National Scholarship Awardee. The scholarship recognizes academic excellence and rewards students who remain true to the goals of the D.A.R.E. program. It is awarded annually to a qualified 12th grade student to attend the university or college of their choice. Congratulations, Maggie!

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 […]

Annessa Masterson, D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board Alumna – Oklahoma

Posted on June 26, 2015 by in Hometown, Oklahoma, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Annessa Masterson, D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board Alumna - Oklahoma

My name is Annessa Masterson and I am a sophomore at Wyandotte High School in Wyandotte, Oklahoma. My parents are Chad and Trishia Masterson and have an older brother, Seth. I currently am doubled up in my math classes (Geometry and Algebra II) so I can take College Algebra next year, along with other college classes. Our school […]

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 […]

Koby Yoshimi, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus – Hawaii

Posted on October 30, 2014 by in Hawaii, Hometown, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Koby Yoshimi, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus - Hawaii

My name is Koby Yoshimi. I am Hawaii’s D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board representative. I am currently a sophomore in high school and a member of the student government and school orchestra. Outside of school, I am the founder and student adviser of Club No Smoking, a school club I started in middle school as well as […]

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 […]