Take the Lead- County Wide Leadership Training for youth
CCFL partnered with Santa Barbara County Drug and Alcohol Programs to host the first annual Take the Lead youth leadership conference for 150 youth from Santa Maria, Guadalupe, Santa Ynez, Goleta, Isla Vista and Santa Barbara. Isis Castaneda , Director of Programs from Academy of Healing Arts started the evening with interactive activities ; Lynne Goodwinn from California Friday Night Live trained youth on Environmental Prevention of Drugs and Alcohol; Marc Brody from Toastmasters provided tools for how to speak in public and our own Patricia Solorio lead youth in a training on Advocacy. After a learning experience and some fun hands-on activities, the youth were treated to popsicles and some dancing. This was a collaborative event with ADP's Prevention providers including the Isla Vista Teen Center, Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Central Coast Future Leaders, Guadalupe Gladiator's, Santa Ynez Youth Action County, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, UCSB Student Health and ADMHS-ADP. Learning leadership skills is helpful in developing resistance in using drugs and alcohol. This was a successful event.