The Lead & Seed program is a two phase process. Phase I (the 2-day training) provides the knowledge and tools to youth, their adult advisors and community stakeholders to fix and change their environment in terms of the prevention and reduction of drug use. Phase II (the action phase) is the time frame following the training whereby action plans generated during the training are implemented.
The purpose of this training is to present youth, adult advisors and community stakeholders with research-based perspectives and theories on leadership qualities, methods and strategies that will prepare them to become “change agents” in the prevention and reduction of teen use of drugs and alcohol in their own local communities.
The mission for youth leaders is to initiate several small, local changes in policies, practices and procedures along a continuum of action that will ultimately result in “population level” behavioral change where the youth live, work and play.
The program goal for the youth is to prepare them to serve as community leaders so they can help facilitate community-level change. The Lead & Seed process is also designed to provide an opportunity for youth growth in social, emotional, educational and civic developmental areas.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Create a tentative logic model and detailed action plan that links back to the logic model.
- Prepare youth and adults to execute with fidelity, their logic model and action plan goals during the Phase II implementation phase.
- Prepare youth for regular committee meetings