Making the choice to join a club like LiveFree! Florida is a great decision for any young teenager. Here's Cameron Sweat's story about why he joined and what he's learned.
Q: What inspired you to join the LiveFree! Club in your community? How old were you when you joined?
A: I am a member of the McLin LiveFree! Community Club. I was about 10 when I joined.
Q: What are some of the goals and accomplishments that your community's LiveFree! Club focuses on?
A: We have started a garden in partnership with the Garden Club of Saint Petersburg, hosted a teen summit in partnership with Youth Education Services, participated in a sign waving event to raise awareness about the dangers of speeding, and worked on alcohol environmental surveys.
Q: As a member of LiveFree!, what kind of advice would you give to a friend or fellow student who is struggling with alcohol or drug use?
A: I would encourage them not to use drugs or to get help if they are using already.
Q: What are you most proud of as a member of the LiveFree! community?
A: I am proud to be a part of such a successful program.
Q: What kinds of hobbies and extracurricular activities do you enjoy participating in during your spare time?
A: I enjoy anything related to fashion and hair. I also enjoy spending time with friends.
Q: What do you want to be when you enter a professional career?
A: I want to be an entrepreneur.
Q: What has been the most important lesson that you have learned as a member of the LiveFree! club in your community?
A: The most important lesson I’ve learned is to stay away from drugs.
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