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About Us

MISSION: We work to prevent substance misuse. 


Safe and Sober is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Missouri. Through engaging educational content, we encourage dialogue and preventative action between youth, educators, and parents. 

Safe and Sober topics include underage drinking, impaired driving, illegal substances, prescription drug misuse, vaping, and more. We also address the root causes of unsafe choices, such as stress, depression, and anxiety.

OUR VISION: A world where people make thoughtful, intentional decisions about the health and wellness of themselves, their families, and their communities.

Our FREE Safe and Sober resources include:


  • Videos, activities, and discussion guides
  • Downloadable or mailed program kits
  • Signage, stickers, and promotional materials
  • Student pledge cards (virtual or printable) 
  • Modular, evidence-based educational activities
  • Supplemental videos throughout the year
  • Prize incentives for top-performing schools

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The Signature Safe and Sober Program
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Accountability in Action

Take the Pledge!


The Safe and Sober Pledge is one of the most important components of our program. This simple act of commitment creates a shared framework to hold students accountable for the decisions they make while they work to secure their futures. 

Students check all or some of the following pledge statements: 

  • I will not drink alcohol until I am at least 21 years old
  • I will never drink and drive
  • I will not drink alcohol throughout middle or high school
  • I will not use illegal drugs or misuse prescription pills
  • I will never ride with someone who has been drinking or using drugs
  • I will not use any nicotine products, including e-cigarettes 
  • I will surround myself with people who want the best for me

Check out our latest resources:

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Underage Drinking

8 MYTHS ABOUT UNDERAGE DRINKING, BUSTED

It's not safe, no matter how you spin it.

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2021 Safe and Sober PSA

Watch the 2021 Safe and Sober PSA

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Impaired Driving

Don't Throw it Away

The decision to drink and drive can impact your future and put lives in danger. Choose to say no.

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Underage Drinking

Alcohol Explained

Watch this video to learn how alcohol reacts in the body

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Underage Drinking

30 FACTS ABOUT ALCOHOL

Healthline's Carly Vandergriendt shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about alcohol.

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Underage Drinking

HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ALCOHOL?

The earlier you can start the conversation, the better.

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Our Staff

Meet the Safe and Sober Advisory Board


* Indicates Executive Committee Members

  • Tim Boatwright, Halfway School District
  • Alisa Boyd, Retired Teacher 
  • Julie Gray, O'Reilly Auto Parts
  • Justin Herrell, Westport Middle School 
  • *Kurt Larson, Larson & Miller Injury Law
  • Martha Leahy, River City Construction Company
  • Jeremy Lynn, Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Daniel Ogunyemi, OTC
  • Susie Reynolds, Decker and DeGood
  • *Rachel Riso, Ellis, Ellis, Hammons & Johnson, P.C.
  • Joe Rickman, CJW Transportation Consultants
  • *Brian Wilmsmeyer, Elite Promotions 

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