New Philadelphia, Ohio – A Tuscarawas County high school student was honored in Columbus by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO).
Logan Kazelman, a junior at Dover High School, was the recipient of an ADAPAO Youth Community Champion Award, designed to recognize Ohio young people for their commitment to preventing substance use and other behavioral health issues.
"I make youth-led prevention a great part of my life because I want to make a difference," Logan says. "Not only do I want to make a difference in my school but in my whole community."
Logan is the leader of Dover's Youth-2-Youth program and a member of the Tuscarawas County Youth Advisory Board. He also offers feedback related to youth prevention at Tuscarawas County Anti-Drug Coalition meetings
Tuscarawas County ADC Director Jodi Salvo says Logan is a true example of the power of youth leadership, according to coalition Director Jodi Salvo. "He is setting a trend among his peers that promotes a future absent of drugs, alcohol and tobacco. He is also demonstrating that the youth do have the power to make a difference."
Logan received the award on September 30 during the ADAPAO Social: Celebrating Champions of Change. The annual event commemorates Ohio's youth prevention leaders and supports ADAPAO's education and advocacy initiatives.