By Johnnie Kanoza
Hello Tiger Family!
My name is Johnnie Kanoza, and I am the new Loveland City School District program coordinator for Loveland Educating Against Alcohol & Drugs, or – as we like to call it – LEAAD. This group, formally known as the Loveland Drug Task Force is in a transitional pilot year, but with the same commitment to stand – school and community – united as one to bring positive impact to our students.
United as one to bring positive impact to our students.
I have a true passion for health and wellness, with more than 10 years of professional experience in personal training and health coaching; in addition to my exciting new role with LEAAD, I am also the owner of Empowher Fitness Studio, focusing on women’s health.
From youth obesity to eating disorders, from alcohol consumption to drug use – addiction can present itself in many ways. As parents, we also have seen how social media has influenced behaviors and perceptions – one being a strong desire for instant gratification.
In Loveland, with LEAAD – we are looking for opportunities to educate both parents and students to inspire the desire for true change.
In Loveland, with LEAAD – we are looking for opportunities to educate both parents and students to inspire the desire for true change; this involves a different level of connection. If we can start this process when the need arises it can change the life direction for our students in a positive way. The key is to create habits today that will set a solid foundation and build confidence in better decision making.
I am a wife and a stepmom to three beautiful adult children. I have experienced first-hand the concerns of many unknowns that come with raising great adults. Through this and our personal journey together I developed a desire to help impact more young adult lives.
This opportunity gives me the ability to do just that.
I look forward to you joining us as we make our community stronger, together! For more information on how you can help LEAAD this change, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Johnnie Kanoza is the program coordinator for LEAAD