Heather Metzger Ablondi has devoted her life to empowering young people to make positive choices.  She is a dynamic and engaging speaker who will leave an impression that your students will never forget.

Heather is also a respected leader in the youth prevention and safety industries, most recently serving as the Young Driver Program Coordinator for the Maryland State Highway Administration's Highway Safety Office.

In October of 1994, when Heather was 17 years old, her father was taken from her as a result of his decision to drink and drive.  Soon after, she created the award-winning "Drug Free Me" program which she used to teach 1st-3rd grade students the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.  Heather has spoken to over 50,000 students across the nation on the dangers of substance abuse and drunk driving.

Heather has been featured in Women's World Magazine, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II, Reader's Digest and on the lead segment of the debut episode of PAX's Heroes and Sheroes.

She is the recipient of the Miss America National Community Service Award, Presidential Service Citation, the Governor's Volunteer and Service Award, The Daily Point of Light #1322, and a MADD 2000 Difference Maker Award.
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