LEAD-The Leading Exceptional Alcohol and Drug-free lives (LEAD) program began as a teen training program in 1978 and became PREP in 1980 and now LEAD in 2007. LEAD is designed to address and reduce alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use by underage youth. LEAD forms a countywide network of high school students who annually agree to lead an ATOD-free lifestyle. LEAD is based on the premise that teens relate best to other teens, as they understand peer pressure. Peers are a major source of influence and information for one another. Members receive ATOD education, leadership training, and support for an ATOD-free lifestyle through meetings, educational training sessions, and alternative activities.
How Can You Get Involved?
LEAD members may choose to participate in a variety of ATOD prevention activities. These activities are divided into the following levels:
MEMBERSHIP LEVEL: At this level, the LEAD member will make a commitment to live an ATOD-free lifestyle. Students are expected to: sign a contract to be alcohol, tobacco, and other drug-free participate in activities and attend scheduled in-school education sessions.
EDUCATOR LEVEL: Members may participate in two different educational programs: cross-age education programs at the 5th and 8th grade levels.
LEADERSHIP LEVEL: Members may choose to participate in a leadership capacity by serving on the countywide Student Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is the decision-making body of LEAD and is comprised of representatives from each of the five Ozaukee County high schools.
WISCONSIN WINS: Wisconsin WINS is a statewide coordinated effort involving youth and adult teams who visit tobacco retailers in every Wisconsin County. The teams evaluate whether businesses are complying with state laws regulating the sale of tobacco products.
To join LEAD, complete a contract from the Counseling Office or from Starting Point of Ozaukee (see link below). See Mr. Johnson in the CHS Counseling Office for more information.
Starting Point of Ozaukee
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