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.