On February 24th and 25th the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the ATOD Coalition of Lawrence County presented a training workshop for Lawrence County Youth. The workshop was held at the Lawrence County Community Meeting Room. Students from Walnut Ridge, Hoxie, Black Rock, Hillcrest and Sloan Hendrix Schools participated in the training. The Lead & Seed training is a grant based program through DHS, it is a program of “Leading Community Action….Seeding Anti-Drug Efforts” within our schools. The goal of Lead & Seed 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 personal 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.