Tested Proven Effective

The only k-12 proven-evidence based curricula taught in the united states by police officers.

The LEAD the Way Initiative was formed in order to raise awareness and much needed funds to address the drug and opioid crisis we face today.  Our children have the right to a life free of substance abuse, despair, and violence.  In the Tri-State area we have lost over 10,000 of our friends, family members, and neighbors to drug overdoses in 2016.  In New Jersey, the CDC reports, drug overdose deaths are up 42.3%.

Our Children deserve a proven effective education/ prevention curriculum that provides them with the critical information and skills they need to live healthy lives free of substance abuse and violence.

Our L.E.A.D. instructors provide the only tested and proven effective, evidence based, K-12 anti-drug/anti-violence curriculum delivered by law enforcement.  L.E.A.D. directly addresses opioids in its curriculum and we are currently in 340 communities here in New Jersey.  Our L.E.A.D. officers are the last line of defense in our schools.

If you are on this page, you may have already met one of our L.E.A.D. Program Awareness representatives in your community They are there to raise awareness and help us raise funds to address a drug and opioid epidemic that requires our collective immediate response.

Your support is appreciated and will assist L.E.A.D. and local communities like yours, in three ways

  • Your donation will assist and subsidize L.E.A.D. agencies with obtaining student workbooks.
  • Your donation will subsidize training cost for new L.E.A.D. trainings, update trainings, and training conferences.
  • Your donation will provide donated toys and other items directly to L.E.A.D. agencies and communities right here in New Jersey.

If you do not have L.E.A.D. in your community please call our office at (609) 259-2500.  We would be eager to contact your local police department to provide them further information.

LEAD partner Liam Raredon and two future LEADers at the Staples in Hamilton.  Thanks for the generous support!


L.E.A.D. Shout Out

A generous supporter who made a $200 donation to our L.E.A.D
Program Awareness Specialist, Janet, in front of GameStop in Freehold on May 8th, 2018.

Shout Out for Mayor David R. Mayer, Gloucester Township!

The Mayor made a generous donation to our L.E.A.D. Program Development Team on Saturday, October 6th. Thank you for your generous support of our L.E.A.D. efforts in Gloucester Township and thank you for making always making a positive difference in the lives of children.

Thank you Ray Pastore for your generous donation and your support or our L.E.A.D. efforts!

Locations for June, 2020

Alexandria MD
CVSWaldorf20602One day only
Clinton Dollar StoreClinton207356/8-6/13
Advance Auto PartsClinton207356/8-6/13
Advance Auto PartsCharlotte Hall206226/8-6/13
Dollar GeneralWaldorf206016/8-6/13
Dollar GeneralBryans Road206166/8-6/13
Bryans Road Building SupplyBryans Road206166/8-6/13
CVSOxon Hill207456/8-6/13
Zips Dry CleanersWaldorf206016/8-6/13
Korner LiquorsWaldorf206026/8~13
Dollar TreeFort Washington207446/8-6/13
Family DollarTemple Hills207486/8-6/13
CVSCamp Springs207486/8-6/13
Jimmie’s PaddockWhite Plains206956/8 OR 6/9
Dash InLa Plata206466/8-6/13
Richmond VA
Best buyGlen Allen23059
VA Beach Va
Harbor FreightNewport News236068th-14th
PetcoVA Beach234546/8~14th
PaneraVA Beach234516/8~14th
RiteAidVA Beach234526/8~14th
Tractor SupplyChesapeake23322Mon-Wed
7-ElevenNewport News23606Mon-Sun
Pleasonton CA
Tractor SupplyBrentwood94513June 8- June 13
Togo’sBrentwood94513June 8- June 13
Vitality BowlBrentwood94513June 8- June 13
Krispy KremeBrentwood94513June 8- June 13
Five GuysBrentwood94513June 8- June 13
PandaAntioch94509June 8- June 13
Togo’sLivermore94551June 8- June 13
Noah’s BagelsLivermore94551June 8- June 13
Togo’sPittsburg94565June 8- June 13
Dickey’sLivermore94551June 8- June 13
Fairfield CA
Sams ClubVacaville956878 – 13
Grocery OutletVallejo945908-13
Aurora Co
7-ElevenDenver80249June 8-14