BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP POLICE AND BORDENTOWN REGIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
PARTNER TO OFFER L.E.A.D. TRAINING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
The Bordentown Township Police Department’s School Resource Officers have been instructing the L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs) program to 3rd and 6th grade students within the Bordentown Regional School District for the past five (5) years.
The L.E.A.D. program consists of ten lessons to help students resist pressures which may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants, and other drugs. Students will be introduced to the new evidence based, proven effective drug prevention program called Too Good for DRUGS. This program meets all common core curriculum standards along with New Jersey’s drug prevention laws. The program will teach students the importance of Goal Setting, Decision Making, Identifying and Managing Emotions, Effective Communication, Bonding and Relationships. The program will also teach students how to manage mistakes and help them identify what peer pressure is and how to use peer-pressure refusal strategies.
More information on the program can be found on the L.E.A.D website www.leadrugs.org.