D-Fy (Drug Free Youth)

If you are a Manatee County teen who chooses to be drug free, you can cash in on your good choices! 

D-Fy Sign up events take place on the first Thursday of the month from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at GT Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton, FL 34209. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

To pre-register, CLICK HERE. Pre-registering helps D-Fy staff efficiently mange time and better accommodate your busy schedule!

MANATEE LOGODrug-Free Youth, or D-Fy, is an organization of peers who share the commitment to make positive choices and live a healthy, drug-free life. Members are eligible to receive local discounts and attend special D-Fy events. There may also be opportunities to receive volunteer hours, graduation cords, hiring preference, and internships.

Joining D-Fy is FREE! Applicants must be ages 13-18 (or still in school)  and must complete a membership application at sign-up events. The application includes the student’s commitment to be alcohol, tobacco (including E-cigs) and drug free. All members validate this commitment though a confidential drug screening when they join, and verify their commitment to STAY drug free though random screenings throughout their membership. Once the application is validated, members receive a photo ID card. This card allows them to gain entrance at member-only events and receive discounts at local businesses and retailers.

Interested teens can find out more information by contacting info@drugfreemanatee.org.

Drug Free Youth/D-Fy Business Partnership

Is your business willing to offer discounts and specials for local D-Fy members? It cost NOTHING to be a partner, you can offer a standard percentage off, monthly specials or hold designated D-Fy days, offer internships or hiring preference! YOU decide how your business will support the positive choices of D-Fy members.

Sign up here: DFy Business Agreement

What’s in it for YOU? 

  • FREE advertising on D-Fy websites
  • Identification as a partner in D-Fy materials
  • Window clings for business
  • Press releases announcing partnership
  • Special WTW (Walk the Walk) status for businesses with hiring preference for D-Fy members
  • Wonderful and talented employees/interns that have ALREADY passed a drug test!


‘Walk the Talk’ D-Fy business Partners

Healthy Teens Coalition of Manatee County_Final_Outlined_14022013 Sams
Preferential Interview for any D-Fy member who applies to be a Teen Health Educator D-Fy members receive hiring preference at any Taco Bell retailer in Manatee County & $1 off any Combo Meal D-Fy members may receive hiring preference at the Bradenton Sam’s (18+)


Active D-Fy Business Partners (D-Fy members MUST present a valid D-Fy ID to receive the following discounts)

Business Location Discount
Adjust Your Life Chiropractic  10910 E. SR70 #101 70% Off First Visit
Bibbins Tae Kwon Do 1018 8th Ave. W., Palmetto 1/2 priced membership fee incl student handbook, uniform, dep $ 1st month tuition
Cimillo’s Pizzaria 303 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton (Desoto Square Mall) Buy one get one free on all pizza items
C & K’s Smokehouse 12119 US Hwy 301 N, Parrish 50% Off All Sandwiches
Crunch Gym Crunch gyms located in Sarasota, Bradenton or Northport $17.99 Peak Plus Membership (28% savings)
D & D Restaurant 2401 22nd Ave. E., Palmetto 50% Discount (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Eaton Elite Fitness and Performance 5309 29th St. E., Ellenton, inside Ellenton Sports Complex 20% Discount
Expressive Arts Florida Institute  200 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota 20% Off Art Workshops
Gecko’s Grill and Pub Any Gecko’s location 15% Discount (Dine-In Only/One Time Per Day/Cannot Be Used in Conjunction with Any Other Offer or Lucky Geckos Points)
GT Bray Park  5502 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton $10/mo membership plus FREE day pass when you sign up for D-Fy
Java-N-Jive  811 8th Ave. W., Palmetto (attached to Popi’s II) 10% Discount
Jurassic Marshal Arts and Fitness   431 10th Ave. W., Palmetto $50 Off First-Time Sign-Up Fee
Pomegranate 9023 Highway 301 N., Parrish 10% Discount
Popi’s Place Restaurants  Any Popi’s Location 10% Discount
Premier Sports Campus 14400 Covenant Way, Lakewood Ranch 10% Discount Off Sports Campus Summer Camps
Shake Station  4219 US-30, Ellenton 10% Discount
Tree Umph! Adventure Course 21805 E SR 70, Bradenton 20% Off Regularly Priced Ticket (reservation required)
YMCA  Any Manatee County YMCA 15% Off Bankdraft Membership + No Joining Free (family members incl.)