D-FY-IT is a voluntary program for youth to learn leadership skills and assist their peers to stay drug and alcohol free. The community and merchants offer discounts and incentives for those youth who participate in staying drug free.
D-FY-IT is offered to those youth in grades 7th through 12th who attend an accredited school, public, private, or home school.
To inspire the youth of the Midland community to lead substance free lives by making healthy life choices.
D-FY-IT provides a confidential avenue for youth to voluntarily stay drug free with incentives and activities.
D-FY-IT works closely with school counselors and parents if a problem is identified.
Parents have asked D-FY-IT for additional information regarding drug testing and identification signs that their child may be using alcohol or drugs. D-FY-IT is a program that can offer this information as well as referrals to organizations that can help if a problem exists. D-FY-IT is also a deterrent for youth to engage in alcohol or drug use, focusing on prevention.
Cassie Dresel, Executive Director, has been with D-FY-IT for 5 years. Her focus is on Board Development, Community Awareness, and Fundraising. Raising the community's awareness of prevention methods and D-FY-IT as a great resource is accomplished through speaking engagements offered to businesses and local special interest groups.
Paula Cannon, Associate Director, is the Teens In Charge Coordinator. Having been to a Leadership camp with our Teens in Charge youth this summer, she has returned with great great ideas, that they both Paula and the Teens In Charge are excited and eager to begin. With her flexibility and "can-do" attitude as well as her passion for the kids and volunteers, this year promises to be full of excitement!
Sunny Whitsell, Volunteer and testing coordinator, she has a great understanding of the youth and their parents having worked in the MISD school system for over 21 years. She is willing to jump in and help when ever needed, and her bright attitude make her a perfect fit.
D-FY-IT is a member of the Non-Profit Management Center, Permian Basin Advertising Association, and American Volunteer Association.
Recently having visited with a college freshman who was a D-FY-IT member when she was in high school, she told me she is starting an alcohol awareness group on her college campus. "Without the guidance, encouragement and leadership skill I learned with D-FY-IT, I would not have begun such a program". - Kenzi
D-FY-IT of Midland is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
D-FY-IT of Midland, Inc is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all contributions are tax-deductible. Click here to print the donation form.
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We are proud to offer the random drug testing with the partnership of Secon, a division of CiviGenics. Please visit their website for more information on the CiviGenics company and their services.
On-going financial support is graciously donated through "Fat Kids Candy". Please support D-FY-IT by using the Fat Kids Candy Machine where ever you see them.
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