LS CARES Youth Advisory Board seeking new members for this impactful team

Lee’s Summit CARES is currently seeking high-school students interested in making a difference in their community by serving on the organization’s Youth Advisory Board.

The Board members work together with Lee’s Summit CARES partner organizations to educate their peers and adults about the harmful effects of underage substance use. Additionally, Board members take on the important task of advocating for mental health awareness.

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Information about membership and an application is available at this link. The Advisory Board meets on a regular basis and participates in leadership training, volunteer campaigns and fun activities. Examples of the group’s efforts include the Board members’ State of the Youth Address during the fall, participation in the January Mayor’s Character Breakfast and an all-day advocacy event in Jefferson City during the spring.

Serving on the Lee’s Summit CARES Youth Advisory Board helps connect young people to their community and empowers students to promote a healthy and youth-friendly environment through activities and advocacy. As members of the Board, students will further develop leadership skills and increase confidence while having a positive impact on their peers, family and community. All Youth Advisory Board members are asked to pledge to live a substance-free lifestyle.

In addition to the application webpage, Youth Advisory Board applications are available from school SMART Club sponsors or by calling (816) 347-3298. For more information, contact Rachel Segobia, Lee’s Summit CARES Director, or (816) 347-3298.

Lee’s Summit CARES is a community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, promoting exemplary character and empowering positive parenting. For more information about the organization, visit You may also follow Lee’s Summit CARES on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.