Speaking for Generations to Come
Jordan Bontrager is a powerful young advocate in the continuous fight in tobacco control, drug prevention, and alcohol abuse. He has many dedicated years in these efforts and now seeks to share the knowledge and experience he has with others. Furthermore, Jordan strives to educate people on how to improve not only their own lives, but the lives of others around them.
After completing his Associates degree at Polk State College, Jordan relocated to south Florida and is currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at Florida Atlantic University. Jordan has much experience in public speaking and community service as he has worked with numerous organizations over the years. Some of these include;
Pride Youth Programs, Students Working Against Tobacco, The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Bacchus: Students Living A Message, and many other organizations promoting substance awareness. He has also received peer education training and conducts leadership trainings with organizations and businesses. Jordan has spoken at numerous events, conventions, coalitions, and meetings resulting in astounding results nationwide. Jordan believes firmly in acting on what one stands for; thus, he has held many prestigious positions such as Youth Advocacy Board Region 3 representative, Tobacco Free Polk’s Policy Branch co-chair, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Southern Region Youth Advocate of the Year, and other positions as well. Through hard work and perseverance, resolutions have been passed against flavored tobacco, proclamations have been made supporting events for change, and most importantly youth have been able to gain a new perspective on the truth about substance abuse.
Jordan is passionate and excited to continue his career and is looking to educate anyone willing to listen! Anyone and Everyone has something in their life that can be improved upon the challenge is to simply find what that something is! Working with youth groups, schools, health departments, coalitions, and many other venues he hopes to help others find their niche. Jordan has one main focus; to work diligently today in order to make a better and safer tomorrow.