Brief Summary of NDA’s History
The No Drugs America Association is the vision of its founder Frank Kelly, and was incorporated in the year 2000 as a California non-profit public benefit organization. NDA’s primary drug prevention awareness message “Say It Loud, I Need No Drugs” has helped in NDA’s continued growth toward stopping illegal drug use before it starts. NDA’s first event was the No Drugs America outdoor freeway billboard sign dedication ceremony which led to what is now known as our No Drugs America Day which is the third Saturday in March. At this event, bicycles are given away to draw youths and their parents to educate them of the dangers of illegal street drugs and the illegal use of legal drugs. Drug prevention information is handed out in a park setting to youths and their parents. To date NDA has had prevention assemblies in the pre-school elementary and junior high schools on drug prevention.
No Drugs America Day has been officially proclaimed by the cities of Adelanto, Barstow, Hesperia, Victorville and the Town of Apple Valley. It also has been recognized as official day by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, California State Legislature, Senator George Runner California State Assembly, Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, Assemblyman Anthony Adams, California’s Governor Schwarzenegger, US Senator Barbara Boxer, US Senator Diane Fienstien and the Whitehouse.