PAADA has had a long history of success in hosting Youth Leadership Academies and many LCSD students have participated in them over the years.

October 23, 2023

60+ students from LCSD high schools, Siletz Valley Charter School, and Angell Job Corps participated in the Youth Leadership Academy at the Samaritan Center for Health Education. Dr. Majalise Tolan was our keynote speaker and challenged youth to speak up- “What we as adults do will fail if we do not have your voice.”

They also attended three breakout sessions:

1. Risk Reduction Strategies

2. Introduction to Restorative Practices (Lincoln Communities Dispute Resolution & Conflict Artistry)

3. Risks of Tobacco & Vaping

Working in partnership with the Samaritan HIWAY Grant, we are able to host two academies per year, Fall and Spring. Stay tuned for more
information, and contact us if you’d like to get involved!