YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

At the core of all that Family Connection represents is building strong, healthy young adults through positive youth development.  Beginning FY18, our Collaborative will be focusing on two new opportunities for the youth of Lee County.

SADD

(Students Against Destructive Decisions)

 

SADD’s mission is to empower young people to successfully confront the risks and pressures that challenge them throughout their daily lives.


We accomplish this by creating, equipping, and sustaining a network of student-run chapters in schools and communities focused on peer-to-peer education. SADD fosters a sense of belonging and promotes resiliency, leadership, and advocacy skills so that young people make positive life decisions that will carry them throughout life.

For more Info: www.sadd.org

LOOK FOR MORE INFO ON OUR

LEE COUNTY CHAPTER IN OCTOBER 2017.

Trojans Got Talent

Our annual Trojans got Talent show takes place in February/March of each year.

This Talent Show is open to all students enrolled in 9th - 12th grade.

Students compete in a judged competition with awards given for 1st Place Overall, 2nd Place Overall, 3rd Place Overall, 1st Place Non-Musical Act, People's Choice Award and Kiwanis Talent Show Award.

All proceeds benefit local programs in the Lee County Community.

Community Service

Lee County Family Connection seeks youth volunteers for a variety of community events and programs.   Just to name a few, Back to School Bash/Events, 3rd Grade Dictionary Project, Teen Maze, Trojans got Talent, Reading Club, and Literate Lee.

Lee County Youth Leadership & Ambassador Program

This program is currently under development.  The vision for the Lee County Youth Leadership/Ambassador Program is to provide education/training about our community, leadership and citizenship to the youth of our community.  Students who complete the program will become a Lee Youth Ambassador, representing our community at various city, county and community events.