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Lawrence County youth attend Lead & Seed workshop

Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson
Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson
Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson
Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson Source: Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Lawrence County youth got a chance to learn about community action and anti-drug efforts through a training program Friday and Saturday.

The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office and the ATOD Coalition of Lawrence County presented the workshop at the Lawrence County Community Meeting Room.

Students from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Black Rock, Hillcrest and Sloan Hendrix schools took part in the training. The Lead & Seed training is a grant-based program through the Department of Human Services.

The program sets out to teach students about "Leading Community Action... Seeding Anti-Drug Efforts" within their schools.

The goal of the Lead & Seed program is to prepare youth to serve as community leaders so they can help facilitate community level change and be a positive influence to the other students at their schools.

Members of the ATOD Coalition and Sheriff's Office personnel also attended the training. The training was provided by DHS and the Crowley's Ridge Development Council Prevention Resource Center.

The grant was applied for by the Lawrence County Grant Writer. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office was the only law enforcement agency to be awarded this grant.

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