Volunteer, Amber Smith

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Member Since:  02/11/14

Why did you choose to become a member of SACK?

Because I think it’s wonderful and very important that so many caring people get together and work so hard to make positive changes in our community. After my first meeting I knew I wanted to be a part of helping our youth and community members in any way I could.

 What is one talent or skill that you bring to SACK?

I am very hard working. I want to help with anything I can and will volunteer whenever time allows. I can get along with even the most difficult people and can make the best of stressful situations. I am good at getting things done on a deadline.

What are you most interested in or passionate about when it comes to preventing youth substance use?

I am passionate about anything that will prevent substance abuse. It has such a domino effect and can badly impact so many people’s lives. Sadly, too many kids and adults that experiment continue using and making bad choices. Some people cannot stop no matter what they go through or put their families through even though they know how destructive it is. Drug abuse can totally take priority over everything else and ruin lives. Maybe if we can show kids how greatly their lives could be affected we can help stop some abuse.

What you have gained by being involved with SACK?

Every meeting gives me more knowledge and I look forward to any extra training and volunteering I can do. I am excited to help at conferences for the “Hidden In Plain Sight” demonstration. I loved the “Bridges Out Of Poverty” class and learning all the relationship skills and communication techniques.

What is one hope you have for future generations in this community?

I hope everyone keeps working together to make our community the best it can be. I hope it continues to thrive but keeps it’s friendly, close knit, small town feel where you are proud to raise your family. Where everyone helps those in need and pulls together through times of crisis.