Eight adults and 7 Hanover County students took part in the training. They spent two days learning the steps to developing, implementing and evaluating plans that will reduce and prevent the numbers of students in our community who are using alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. In the final segment of day two of the training, the youth and adults worked together in three teams to begin planning 3 projects they will work to implement over the next year. Two of the projects were expanded from plans our two teams brought back from the YADAPP Conference earlier this summer (Hanover County Students Attend YADAPP Conference), and the other was a plan 2 Atlee High School Seventh Up students introduced at the training. Watching the teams work together lent hope to the Hanover Cares vision that one day Hanover County will be community committed to raising substance-free youth.
Moving forward, the youth involved in the training, along with other area students who are committed to the Lead and Seed program, will become the foundation of a team of youth who will work closely with the Hanover Cares board of directors and coalition. The youth coalition is called Teens Care Too. If you are and adult, student or business interested in working with either the Hanover Cares Coalition or supporting the Teens Care Too team, please reach out to us through the link below:
The 2014 Lead and Seed Team
Jonathan Walsh (Atlee High School), Lauren Wolfgang (Lee Davis High School), Jennifer Godbolt (Atlee High School), Lauren Gagliardone (Atlee High School), and Zoe Arieux (Patrick Henry High School).
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Keith Cartwright (Lead and Seed Trainer), Nikki Gooding (Hanover High School), Beth Royal (Stones Throw Studios), Martha Lambert (Hanover CSB), Cristi Cousins (MADD), Michael Hottman (Local Real Estate Agent and Counselor), Laura Robertson (Hanover County Community Services), Robert Smith (New Kent County Schools), and Susan Robertson (Hanover County Schools).
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Morrow Berberich ( Lee Davis High School) and Dana Gaskin (Hanover County CSB).