Lead & Seed is an evidence, research, and science based Theory of Change” program. Unique among prevention programs, in that many youth prevention strategies focus on changing the behavior of individuals through awareness events, school based programs and family interventions. These approaches to substance abuse prevention typically define the problems as one of poor decision making by individuals. Lead & Seed is based on research that indicates the most successful prevention efforts target ENVIRONMENTAL conditions, such as accessibility and availability of substances, changing community norms, consistent enforcement’s, and policy changes. The Lead & Seed program is certified through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) National Registry of Evidence based Programs and Practices (NREPP).