The Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC) would like to recognize 3 individuals for their dedication to prevention. Please consider those that have demonstrated their passion for prevention and submit your nomination for the following three Prevention Choice Awards.

The Citizen Volunteer Award: Nominate a person who demonstrates outstanding volunteerism to the cause of prevention. This person should be a volunteer who devotes a large amount of time and resources to prevention because they are passionate about prevention and they are not compensated for their work.

The Outstanding Professional Service Award: Nominate a person who is paid to do prevention work but goes above and beyond the call of duty. This should be given to someone who serves RAYSAC or their local Prevention Planning Team in a professional capacity (School System, Law Enforcement, Parks & Recreation, etc.) but far exceeds their professional requirement in their dedication to the work of prevention.

The Connie Poindexter Spirit of Prevention Award:Nominate a person who has made a difference in the Roanoke Valley.This award focuses on years of commitment to prevention over time and should be awarded to an individual who has changed our community because of their dedication and passion for prevention. It can go to a volunteer or paid professional.