Lexington One Community Coalition Hosts Summer Leadership Development Program

The Lexington One Community Coalition (LOCC), in partnership with LRADAC and Lexington School District One, hosted the second annual Summer Youth Leadership Development Program in July.  Students from middle schools and high schools in Lexington One met over the summer to learn about alcohol and drug use and how to influence other students to not use alcohol or drugs.  The students planned several media campaigns to implement in the schools throughout the upcoming year.  Planned campaigns include a LOCC membership drive, Red Ribbon Week, anti-smoking initiatives, and a drug facts week to name a few.

The two week program concluded with a presentation to school officials, including the district superintendent, sharing what they learned together and their plans to promote an alcohol and drug-free lifestyle among their peers.

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LRADAC is the designated alcohol abuse and drug abuse authority for Lexington and Richland Counties of South Carolina. The public, not-for-profit agency offers a wide array of prevention, intervention and treatment programs in locations convenient to residents of both counties. The agency has a budget of approximately $10 million and serves more than 5,000 clients per year.