The Council for Drug-Free Youth (CDFY) understands the importance of collaboration with community partners to provide inclusive activities that support youth in leading a fulfilling, alcohol and drug-free life. By working together with various organizations, stakeholders, and communities, CDFY creates a supportive environment that empowers youth to make positive choices and support one another.
CDFY has been a driving force in Central Missouri communities! What started as a group of committed parents in the early 80s has grown into a powerful coalition of community members, business leaders, law enforcement, healthcare providers, and schools all working together to show our youth that a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle is not only possible but truly fulfilling. CDFY’s founders researched the most effective prevention programs, engaging young people in the conversation to ensure the information provided was impactful. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, CDFY continues to provide our community’s youth with education and resources to make smart choices and stay healthy!
Students in 2022-2023 School Year
CDFY formed as a non-profit organization.
CDFY began the Safety Kid program (5th-grade students presenting to K-3rd graders)
CDFY introduced Baseline program for 9th-grade students
CDFY introduced Cope program to 7th-grade students
CDFY began the Show Me Players (7th-graders presenting to 4th & 5th graders)
CDFY introduced Student of the Month for seniors
CDFY introduced Team Challenge program to 8th-grade students
CDFY introduced the Tobacco Prevention program for 3rd-grade students
CDFY began offering Scholarships to graduating seniors
CDFY introduced Parent / Community Forums to educate and inform them of prevention efforts
CDFY began the Uplift program (9th-graders presenting to 6th-graders)
CDFY took over Sign of Suicide providing schools with an evidence-based suicide prevention program