Lexington One Community Coalition Hosts Summer Leadership Development Program

The Lexington One Community Coalition, in partnership with LRADAC and Lexington School District One, hosted a summer youth leadership development program at River Bluff High School from July 20 through July 30.  The program consisted of a series of workshops that facilitated discussions and activities surrounding youth and important topics including health and safety, academic success, and alcohol and drug use.  Participants also had a hands on opportunity to assist in developing campaigns to address the topics during the 2015-16 school year.

Sydney Wilki, a rising 12th-grader at Lexington High School who attended the program explained, “I learned how to be a better leader.  There’s a lot of different ways you can lead and there is always going to be a spot for you.  You can always take on a leadership role.  Especially when talking about drugs and alcohol, you can always be a leader by just saying no and getting your friends just to say no.  Just by leading others you can make a really big impact on your community.”

Click here to watch WLTX News 19’s story about the program.

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.