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 January, 2020

Baltimore MD
StaplesHoosley RdAnnapolis21404Darren410-266-9757
3-9 Feb, 30-5 Mar
Pier One8140 Ritchie HwyPasedena21122lori(410) 544-5849feb 3-9
StarbucksSolomans Island RdAnnapolis214Jody410-573-0076feb 3 4 6 7
Pet Valu4115 Mountain RdPasadena21122jeff443-702-7017feb 3-9
Party City2325 H Forest DrAnnapolis21401Felecia(410) 266-0737feb 3-9
Dollar Tree354 Mountain RdPasadena21122chris(443) 784-4076feb 3-9
Walmart6721 Chesapeake Center DrGlen Burnie21060philenda(410) 863-1280feb 3-9
Ace Hardware89 Central Ave WEdgewater21037Scott410-956-6811feb 3-9
Petco6631 ritchie Hwyglen burnie21061treena410 863 1401feb 3-9
Walmart7081 Arundel Mills CircleHanover21076Elsa410-579-8725feb 3-9
green valley8095 Edwin Raynor BlvdPasedena21122mark(410) 255-0070feb 3-9
honey bee7346 ritchie hwyglen burnie21061jim410 761 0477feb 3-9
Sam’s Club2100 Generals HighwayAnnapolis21401Dena410-573-11123-9 Feb
Costello’s Ace Hardware4167 Mountain RdPasadena21122Scott(410) 437-4300feb 3-9
K&B True Value912 Forest DrAnnapolis21403Tracy (GM)410-268-39397 8
West Coast
Aurora CO
Big R Stores650 Beverly StElizabeth80107Ken303-646-9636ALL WEEK
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop7592 S University BlvdCentennial80122Andy303-770-8226ALL WEEK
Petco3511 N Salida StAurora80011Sammi303-371-2441ALL WEEK
King Soopers5050 E Arapahoe RdCentennial80122Candace303-770-3400
King Soopers15087 E Colfax AveAurora80011Charlene303-343-0064
Saturday and Sunday
Walmart Supercenter6201 S Aurora PkwyAurora80016Sabrina303-617-1261
Saturday and Sunday
Fairfield CA
76/KKC/Circ. K2801 Evergreen AveSacramento95816Gurpinder916-373-0877Feb 3~8
Sinclair2816 W CapitolSacramento95816Reno/Dylan916-372-2893Feb 3~8
Circ K/McDonalds800 Riverpoint ~ IkeaSacramento95816Rachel/Vikosh916-376-0313Feb 3~8
Starbucks1110 Liesure RdFairfield95816707-446-1763Feb 3~8
Safeway1025 Alhambra BlvdSacramento95816Laura9164560852Feb 3~8
Starbucks1600 Challenge WaySacremento95816Keely9169245950Feb 3~8
Rite Aid1309 Fulton AveSacremento95825Jessie/Nick9164833486Feb 3~8
PetSmart3611 Truxel RdSacramento95825Drew(916)928-0314Feb3-Feb8