News and Awards

Survey

To take the SADD Survey, click on the link and return the survey to KFP at ksfampart@kansasfamily.com or fax to 785-266-6149.

Awards

To nominate someone for an award, click on the link and return the application to KFP at ksfampart@kansasfamily.com or fax to 785-266-6149.

News

Sierra Davila selected as member of SADD National SLC 2011-2012

Have you ever thought that you weren’t good enough? Have you ever accomplished something you thought would never happen? We have all had moments when we thought the things we wanted were out of reach, or that we weren’t “good enough” to make our dreams a reality. This was my mindset when I walked into my freshman year of high school. However, as the year went on, SADD began to define the person I wanted to be, and helped me become the person I am now.

At the end of my freshman year, I applied to be on my high school’s SADD board and was given the chance to attend my first Kansas SADD state conference. Before this conference, I was a shy and introverted person who was scared to speak up about her beliefs; especially in front of large groups of people. At the Kansas SADD conference, something came over me and I was never that same shy person again. During those two days, I made the decision to be drug and alcohol free, and to not be afraid of what people thought about my choice to be an advocate for Students Against Destructive Decisions. Later that year, I was accepted onto my school’s SADD board, and my leadership skills began to blossom and grow.

During my senior year of high school, I decided to apply for the SADD National Student Leadership Council. I considered this goal out of my reach, but I knew other opportunities would come along if I was not accepted. About three months after I sent in my application, I found out through Facebook that I was accepted onto the council! Through the SADD National SLC, I have made some lifelong friendships, and have accomplished things I could only dream of before. I have learned to never underestimate my abilities, and that anything really is possible. SADD has acted as a gateway to what I want to do with the rest of my life and has defined the person I am today. Anyone is capable of achieving their goals as long as they have confidence and determination.

Sierra Davila

Happy 30th Birthday to SADD National

This year marks the 30th birthday of SADD as a national organization. What better to way to celebrate than to launch our new Kansas SADD e-newsletter?  The e-newsletter is intended to keep you all updated on SADD at the state and national levels.

I hope you all are enjoying your first semester and are working towards your goals as a chapter. Several of you, including the Kansas SADD Student Leadership Council (SLC), were able to attend the SADD National Conference in Chicago in June. It was a great time and good to see you all there! Check out www.sadd.org to see photos from the conference.

The Kansas SADD SLC has continued to meet and provide presentations throughout the summer and beginning of the school year. They played a key role at the Kansas Youth Leadership Summit in August by presenting numerous sessions and are continuing to develop presentations for next semester.

If you have not already, please register your chapter with SADD National for this school year. Visit www.sadd.org and register online, and then email ksfampart@kansasfamily.com a confirmation. Registering ensures you will be sent new program information from SADD National and the SADD Advocate e-newsletter.

Please feel free to contact me with questions, email ksfampart@kansasfamily.com  about how to make your SADD chapter as successful as possible. I look forward to working with all of you. Remember to visit us at www.kansasfamily.com and click on SADD to get up-to-date information.

Name the KS SADD E-Newletter and win!

Advisors have your students brainstorm a name for our Kansas SADD E-newsletter.  If your name is selected your group will win 10 free Kansas SADD T-shirts! We are accepting ideas. The winner will be announced at the KS SADD State Conference, April 25th here in Topeka. For more information contact KFP at ksfampart@kansasfamily.com.