Empowering the Future

CDFY works, and here’s why!

Before CDFY, a 7th-grade student assumed that he would have to live the same path that his father had been living — intoxicated from alcohol use — as that’s the only life he knew. This student witnessed his mother physically, mentally and emotionally abused by his father and was involved in a car crash due to his father’s intoxication. After adult mentoring and discussions with classmates, this student realized that he doesn’t have to live the same life as his father. CDFY helped this student realize that he can live in a better, healthier way.

Our Mission

Inspire, educate, and empower youth for substance-free minds and thriving mental health.


A vibrant, health community

Students in 2022-2023 School Year

Community Accomplishments

Participating Schools

Motivate Youth Annual Reports

2022 Report

2021 Report