Park Hill High School senior Jordan Elder received the Outstanding Youth Prevention Award from Missouri’s Association of Community Task Forces (ACT Missouri) for her work to reduce substance abuse in the community.
Elder was nominated by the staff of the Tri-County Mental Health Services’ regional support center, which works with students in community coalitions. The award’s 14 statewide recipients lead in their schools, participate in activities, serve as role models and dedicate themselves to preventing substance abuse.
Elder is a leader in Youth with Vision, which is a student-led youth advocacy group in the Northland Coalition. Supported by Tri-County Mental Health Services, Youth with Vision is dedicated to fighting the devastating effects of drugs and alcohol on schools and communities.