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Jaguar Jubilee Raises $6k for CTC's Drug Free Club

Jaguar Jubilee Raises $6k for CTC's Drug Free Club
The Springfield-Clark Career Technology Center (CTC) celebrated a remarkable turnout at the recent Dick Ater Memorial Jaguar Jubilee. This annual car show raises money for the school’s chapter of Ater’s Drug Free Clubs of America (ADFCA). This year’s event raised over $6,000, a testament to the strong support from the community for DFCA’s mission to provide students with resources to live a drug-free lifestyle.
 

A Car Show for a Cause

The Jaguar Jubilee, named in honor of Dick Ater, a long-time CTC instructor and advocate for a drug-free lifestyle, is more than just a car show - it's a gathering that brings generations together for a common cause. With over 230 students currently involved in ADFCA, the funds raised through the event are essential to supporting CTC students in making drug-free choices.
 
This year’s turnout was exceptional, with students, alums, staff, and car enthusiasts enjoying a beautiful spring day and sharing their love for all things automotive. Several students and alums entered their cars into the show. Nearly everyone browsed the silent auction’s one-of-a-kind student-made items like plasma-cut metal decor and gift baskets donated by local businesses.

Celebrating Career-Tech and Career Exploration

Along with the silent auction, there were projects on display from several of CTC’s career-tech programs, including award-winning projects that earned top honors at CTC’s Student Showcase and the regional Tech Prep Showcase.
 
The Kids Korner was a hit with kids of all ages, as they completed the hands-on activities in CTC’s Future Ready Career Awareness Kits. The kits are designed for students in first through eighth-grade to complete at home, at school, or with a group such as a scout troop or 4-H club. The kits give provide fun STEM activities and problem-solving experience. For more information on the kits and how to order them visit SCCTC.org/Kits.

Looking Ahead

The success of this year’s Jaguar Jubilee highlights the strength of our community and the importance of supporting drug-free programs like ADFCA. With vaping and drug use on the rise among high school students, groups and resources like ADFCA are more critical than ever. We are grateful to everyone who came to the event and look forward to continuing to grow the event each year and growing our partnerships within the community to support our students. Together, we are building a stronger drug-free community.
 
Mark your calendar for next year's event: SATURDAY, APRIL 26

About Ater’s Drug Free Clubs of America

ADFCA is a student group focused on creating positive peer pressure. Students voluntarily undergo drug testing and receive rewards throughout the year for choosing to lead a drug-free lifestyle. ADFCA is open to all CTC students and required for students who participate in the Work Placement program. It costs approximately $100 per student per school year to cover all expenses related to testing and rewards, so the funding from the Jaguar Jubilee is critical to keeping the cost to students low and the rewards FUN! Visit SCCTC.org/ADFCA for more information on the club.
 

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