VAN WERT — Ray Lozano, who has spoken to youth groups across the country on drug and alcohol prevention, will be the guest speaker Jan. 6-8 at Van Wert County schools. He will speak at Lincolnview Local Schools on Jan. 6; Van Wert schools on Jan. 7 and Crestview Local Schools and Vantage Career Center on Jan. 8.
His appearances are sponsored by the Van Wert City/County DARE Team and Elks Lodge 1197.
Lozano has worked as a vice principal for an elementary school, at a ministry institute and as a drug awareness teacher at a children’s hospital. He has seen first-hand how drugs and alcohol can strip away a person’s full potential from what they could have achieved in life.
Lozano, the founder and of Prevention Plus, also teaches skills to adults to help their children stay drug free. He will speak on the subject of vaping at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 7, at the Elks Lodge in Van Wert.