Miss Jefferson County Teen Making Waves: Evie Smith, holding the title of Miss Jefferson County’s Teen, is making a significant impact by raising funds and awareness for children who have experienced trauma. Beyond the sash and crown, Smith sees her role as an opportunity to amplify the voices of those who have faced unimaginable challenges.
Smith has initiated the Advocating for Children of Trauma (A.C.T) campaign, utilizing bracelets as a means to generate funds and draw attention to the harsh reality of childhood trauma and abuse. Her goal is to not only raise awareness but also to educate the public about recognizing signs of child abuse and breaking the cycle.
The cause is deeply personal for Smith, who, as a child, experienced abuse. She emphasizes the importance of having a supportive family that believed in her and facilitated the professional help she needed. Recognizing that not every child is fortunate enough to have such circumstances, Smith is dedicated to providing support for those who may not be heard or helped.
In her current role as Miss Jefferson County’s Teen, Smith aims to raise $5,000 for child advocacy centers in Jefferson County. Drawing from her own experiences, she understands the substantial impact that this funding can have on organizations like the Prescott House, which offers free services to families and children affected by abuse and trauma.
Smith’s vision extends beyond Jefferson County, aspiring to expand A.C.T across the state and eventually the nation. Her commitment to advocating for children of trauma is a testament to her resilience and determination to make a positive impact.