Hello everybody! My name is Kailey Vasquez, I am a junior at Mora High School. I have been in Evolvement for three years and on the leadership team going on two years now. The program was originally introduced to me by one of my friends. At first I was unsure about joining but decided to try it, joining was one of the best decisions I have made.
Evolvement is super important to me and I think it is a great program. I get the opportunity to make life long friendships and advocate for the change I want to see throughout my community. Keeping nicotine and tobacco products out of both the school and community is vital to keeping it healthy. Oftentimes peer pressure throughout schools can get people to try the nicotine products. I have even seen my friends struggle with addiction caused by peer pressure as well as family. This is why the program is so close to my heart because I know they wish they had someone to educate them on the dangers before starting it. Spreading awareness and fighting for the change we want to see is what Evolvement is about. This program helped me grow as a person in so many aspects. I have become a better public speaker, presentor, and advocate. Before I attended summit I wouldn’t have been able to go advocate my passions to total strangers, but now I can approach people and share my knowledge of the program with confidence.
I have met some of the best people throughout my time in Evolvement. These people are like my family and I love making change with them. If you are thinking about joining Evolvement, do it! You won’t regret it and it will better you as a person and help our movement grow.