Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Laughter, Learning, and Leadership, An Eleven-Town Success Story

Madison Patch (Madison, CT) August 22, 2011

"On a recent summer morning in Madison, you might have noticed a large group of 60 teens on the Madison Green laughing, talking, thinking, cheering or eating ice cream from Papa Joe’s famous truck. What you witnessed was the first annual LEAD (Leadership Encourages Asset Development) Youth Conference, a day-long multi-community event to provide training and support to teach students to lead healthy lifestyle activities in their schools and communities.
Most of the approximately 60 teens participating from area towns already knew that the more developmental assets a child has, the less likely s/he is to use drugs and alcohol and they learned ways to implement activities to build community support for sharing that message." Read More

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