"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." – John Lennon
My name is Hännah Ford and I am a junior at Sarasota Military Academy in Sarasota, FL. I have been a member of SWAT for 6 years now, starting my experience during the summer before entering 6th grade. Throughout my time in the Sarasota SWAT chapter, I have been able to participate in dozens of beach and park cleanups, talk with local and state politicians, and join forces with other clubs on Kick Butts Day. In addition, I was part of the chapter leadership program for three years as vice president at the Lee Wetherington Boys and Girls Club SWAT, and as social media coordinator for two years in the county-wide group. Students Working Against Tobacco has given me a chance to voice my opinion on tobacco-related issues (such as tobacco free campuses) and has also given me a platform to share the Tobacco Industry's point of sale tactics with other concerned citizens. Tobacco use has diminished relationships between many of my family members, including the relationship between my biological father and me. My SWAT purpose is to assist youth in strengthening their knowledge on the issue at hand and save the connections of those impacted by the use of tobacco. Outside of this organization, I share a passion for business and marketing strategies and consider myself a young entrepreneur. Being a part of the YAB allows me to use my strong suits and creativity to tackle problems, preventing others from becoming one.