D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Member from Maryland

Instagram: @MD.DARE.YAB

Hi! My name is Chaney Standifer. I attend The Calverton School in Huntingtown, Maryland. I am engaged in many sports and extracurricular activities. I have danced at the same dance studio since I was two years old. I dance competitively and have traveled around the country for dance. I also have been playing varsity lacrosse and soccer since I was a freshman. When I was in the sixth grade I held a backpack and school supply drive for the schools and kids in need. This was the beginning of my passion to give back to the community and make a change for the better. I have always been very involved in community service helping out my Nana with the homeless and the less fortunate. I am currently a Sheriff’s Explorer for Calvert County’s Sheriff’s Explorer Post 91, and attend their meetings and community service events. These include Camp Junior Sheriff, Sobriety Checkpoints, Shop with a Cop and many more. In 2019 I got the chance to travel to London, England with the explorers post and learn about their police department and cadet program. In middle school I served two years as representative and student ambassador, and one as middle school president. I received the Citizenship Award for my school in the eighth grade. Now in high school I serve as the ambassador for my grade.

As a private school, our school does not offer many courses, or mock crashes to spread awareness on every day issues like texting and driving. As the Youth Advocate for Maryland I hope to help not just my school, but any other schools in need of programs like these. I have worked hard these past two years as a YAB to reach out to not only elementary and middle schools, but high schools. In the winter of 2019 I started teaching the D.A.R.E. enhancement lessons to high schoolers. I aspire to major in psychology in college, and work in the future with domestic violence cases.

I graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in 5th and 8th grade with the same officer, Deputy Andrew Clas. I am excited to continue my journey in this wonderful program. I love making a difference in the world and meeting new friends along the way. I love the bonds I have made with this wonderful D.A.R.E. family and I thank god every day for this amazing experience of representing the State of Maryland.

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