Miss New York 2013
On September 15, 2013, Amanda assumed the prestigious title of Miss New York 2013 following the crowning of Miss America. She spent her year; performing and speaking all over the state of NY through her youth prevention program Middle School Movement: Reaching Youth Before Alcohol & Drugs Do. She has been a Youth Advocate for 14 years. She is currently a National Ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a former National Youth Spokesperson for Safe America Foundation and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD). On June 4, 2015, Amanda was honored to receive one of Drug Free World Foundation's highest awards, Drug Free Ambassador.
In May 2014, Amanda teamed up with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS) to kick-off a Statewide Drug-Prevention Campaign. Amanda continues focusing on Reaching Youth Before Alcohol & Drugs Do. She has training in the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) program, where she studied substance abuse, addiction and prevention.
Amanda also appeared for on-air interviews with: PBS Graduate Day (NYC), The Today Show (NBC NYC), Brooklyn News 12, NewsChannel 9 (Syracuse), NY1 and News 13 (Albany).
"Whenever a highly-visible young leader like Amanda Mason takes on substance abuse prevention as a cause -- that is a tremendous benefit to all our work. We applaud her for helping to educate youth and parents about the dangers of drug use, and know our member coalitions throughout the Empire State join us in this sentiment,” said Gen. Arthur T. Dean, Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).
“Miss New York Amanda Mason’s positive and uplifting message for middle school students will help CANYS continue its work advocating about problems related to alcohol and drug misuse,” said Julie Dostal, Ph.D, CPP, president of the Council on Addictions of New York State (CANYS).