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BY THE NUMBERS Prevention 3 permanent medication drop boxes purchased for Lee's Summit 2,239 pounds of unused medication collected and disposed of responsibly

95 compliance checks and 78 minor-in-possession citations completed by LSPD

Parenting 150 parents received Love and Logic and other parenting classes, directly affecting over 205 youth

HIGHLIGHTS Tobacco 21 Law Passes in Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit CARES partnered with community organizations to successfully pass the Tobacco 21 Law. The amended ordinance limits the sale and purchase of tobacco products, alternative nicotine products and vapor products to those 21 years of age and older in Lee’s Summit. Community Wide Parenting Survey Completed Over 400 parents in Lee’s Summit participated in a 12 question parenting needs assessment designed to give direction and focus to Lee’s Summit CARES’ Parenting program. Key findings included a need for online educational components, ongoing behavioral and relational themed classes, and flexible classes. Bully Prevention Program Expands to Middle School Summit Lakes Middle School was the first of Lee’s Summit R-7 secondary schools to implement the Show That You CARE Bully Prevention program. Students, staff and LSC facilitators worked together to create an individualized program specific to SLMS’ needs.

429 parents participated in a community-wide Parenting Needs Assessment to direct program growth

1 licensed therapist hired to counsel students in 2 elementary schools

Character $3,000 in scholarships was awarded to graduating high school seniors

42 businesses participated in the Character Business Sector 550 attended the Mayor’s Character Breakfast


THANK YOU 2016 Major Sponsors 2016 Major Donors Bank 21 Central Bank of the Midwest Chinnery Evans & Nail, P.C. Cosentino’s Price Chopper Downtown LS Main Street Flooring & More HSMC Orizon J. E. Dunn Construction Julia Hampton CPA Landmark2 Skate Center Lee’s Summit Arts Council Lee’s Summit Medical Center Lee's Summit R-7 School District Lee's Summit Tribune, Inc Paradise Park ReDiscover Saint Luke's East Hospital Sarpino’s Pizzeria Security Bank Summit Bank of Kansas City Summit Strength Physical Therapy The Pavilion at John Knox Village

Checks for Children Gourley Family Foundation Lewis Law Office, P C Milton Feld Trust/Don Kahan Motors Denise and Scott McCarter Rotary Club of LS Sunshine Rotary Club Walmart

2016 Major Funders ACT Missouri COMBAT Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City ReDiscover SAMHSA/Drug-Free Communities United Way of Greater Kansas City

Lee’s Summit CARES, 901 NE Independence Avenue, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086

OUR MISSION: Lee’s Summit CARES is a nonprofit community coalition dedicated to preventing youth substance use and violence, empowering positive parenting and promoting exemplary character.


Prevention. Parenting. Character.

2016 Board of Directors Kim Fritchie President Community Member Julie Doane Vice President Lee’s Summit School Board Kerri Gray Secretary ReDiscover Monte Stull Treasurer Community Member

Chief Travis Forbes Lee's Summit Police Department J. Scott Landregan Truman Medical Center Lakewood Counseling Marsha PalmerThelwell ReDiscover Megan Childs Sky Zone

Dr. Phyllis Edson Dr. Fel Bagunu Lee's Summit GracePointe City Council Community Church Gloria Solis Saint Luke’s East Scott McCarter Dr. Rexanne Hill Lee's Summit PTA Area Lee's Summit Council School District

Message from Leadership Kimberly Alonzo Lee’s Summit School District

Lee’s Summit has reason to celebrate. Our community sectors continue to prioritize the health and safety of our youth by investing time, money, and energy into environmental strategies that enact great change.

Andrew Felker Chinnery, Evans & Nail

In 2016, you’ve helped pass Tobacco 21 within Lee’s Summit city limits, install permanent drop boxes to aid in safe disposal of unused or expired medications, expand bully prevention programs and continued to promote and instill character as a deeply rooted core value for the community.

Staff Rachel NelsonSegobia Director Susan Coffman Program Coordinator Monica Meeks Program Coordinator

Over time, environmental strategies like those above have resulted in huge health benefits for our community. In just the past 5 years, we’ve seen remarkable changes in youth attitudes toward drug and alcohol use. Cigarette use among high school students has decreased 66 percent thanks to community interventions and laws like the Clean Air Act and Tobacco 21. In 2017, we will focus on reassessing the needs of Lee’s Summit youth. When one risk factor decreases, another one increases. Studies indicate that mental and behavioral health risks continue to increase as students’ anxiety and stress levels rise. It’s our task as a community coalition to stay ahead of such trends and adopt community-wide protective factors to help us avoid these health concerns. We look to you, our partners, to guide this work. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to build a healthy and safe community! Rachel Segobia

Marsha Palmer-Thelwell


Board Chair

2016 Annual Report  
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