Andersonville graduate first L.E.A.D. program class

This year the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and Anderson County Schools have partnered together for a new evidence based drug prevention program “Law Enforcement Against Drugs” (L.E.A.D.).

“Too Good For Drugs” is program where a School Resource Officer visits a 4th grade classroom each week for ten weeks.

In the 9th week, these 4th grade students have a poster contest on the effects of alcohol or tobacco on the body.

Each 1st through 3rd place winners are recognized for their efforts. Andersonville Elementary School was the first school in Anderson County to complete the “Too Good For Drugs” curriculum.

On Friday, Feb. 24, the 4th grade students were recognized with L.E.A.D. certificates.

After lunch, those students were surprised with cake and ice cream by SRO Sergeant Wendy Garrison and Deputy Kim Lay along with Principal Beth Roeder and the 4th grade teachers.

Our congratulations to those Andersonville students.

Our thanks to the Anderson County Board of Education and all the school staff for their support in implementing this important program in the Anderson County Schools.

What is L.E.A.D. and Too Good For Drugs ?

Too Good For Drugs puts social and emotional learning to work through fun and interactive lessons, building the self confidence young people need to make healthy choices and achieve success.

Too Good for Drugs promotes positive, pro-social attitudes and behaviors, while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse and conflict, and resistance to negative peer pressure and influence.

Too Good For Drugs mitigates risk factors and promotes resiliency through the development of these skills and traits:

• Goal Setting

• Decision Making

• Effective Communication

• Anger Management

•Media Literacy

• Conflict Resolution

• Social and Emotional Competency

• Pro-Social Bonding

Too Good For Drugs programs feature:

• Fully Scripted Lessons

• Age Appropriate Approach

• Assessment and Evaluation Tools

• Enhanced Cooperative Learning

• Built-in Classroom Management

• Parent Component

• Technical Support

See more at the L.E.A.D. website: