Senior awarded for work with YES LEADS
Senior Amanda Strauss was recently awarded the Jill Kavanagh Memorial YES LEADS Scholarship. She was one of three YES LEADer students who were chosen based upon their contributions to their school’s YES LEADS program and commitment to a substance-free lifestyle.
YES LEADers are middle and high school students who visit classrooms and use hands-on activities to teach local elementary school students about the dangers of substance abuse, the importance of self-esteem and the value in making healthy choices as they grow up.
Senator Fred Akshar announced the winners at the YES LEADers Change Lives Recognition Reception.
YES Safe Choices is a partnership between Senator Akshar and Lourdes Hospital. This year’s LEADers, representing 13 school districts, will have presented to over 4,500 elementary students by the end of the school year.