Lee's Summit CARES is an active community coalition which supports and promotes initiatives in the community as a part of our mission to direct, support and actively coordinate efforts of the community to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse, promote youth safety and thereby improve the health and well-being of the community. Our programs effectively reach out to the Lee’s Summit community to assist us in making our mission a reality. These programs and initiatives include: Parent University, the Community of Character initiative, the annual Mayor's Character Breakfast, Love & Logic parenting programs, the I Can Make a Difference bullying program, Don’t Buy The Lie Marijuana Campaign, Drug Take-Back Events, Student Assistance Program, and Alcohol Retailer Training. We support efforts such as DARE, Teen Council, and the Community Safe Prom & Graduation partnership. Lee's Summit CARES is also involved in the Lee's Summit Partnership to Prevent Risky Behaviors Coalition.
Partnerships and funding are critical to the success of our efforts. Lee’s Summit CARES works to provide programs at a reasonable cost so all residents can benefit. Scholarships are available for most programs and can be obtained in advance of participation. Funding for our organization is obtained through grants, fundraising, donations, in kind services, and program fees. A copy of our annual report is available on this website or by request. We value the participation and support of our numerous community partners. Without their efforts and support, Lee’s Summit CARES would not have the community-wide impact we currently achieve.
It goes without saying the programs, initiatives, and successes of Lee’s Summit CARES would not be possible without the dedicated and talented staff and volunteers who make it all happen. I would like to encourage you to take a few minutes and learn a little more about this great community organization. We are always looking for volunteers to assist in all capacities within the organization. For more information about Lee’s Summit CARES, please call our Executive Director, Rachel Segobia at 816.347.3298.Yours Truly,