L.E.A.D. (Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence), a nationwide nonprofit that works with communities to help students understand the dangers of drugs and violence, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Florida Alliance of Boys & Girls Club, whose mission is to secure statewide funding and resources to positively impact members in Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs regarding academic achievement, life aspirations and juvenile crime reduction.

The MOU will allow the L.E.A.D. program to be taught by trained instructors as part of the after-school programs provided by Florida’s Boys & Girls Clubs, which will teach youth why avoiding drugs and violence is vital as well as how to set attainable goals, manage their emotions and make wise decisions. Specifically, starting in August 2023, the L.E.A.D. curriculum will be taught as a pilot program to children in Lake, Seminole, Osceola, Orange and Collier Counties through their respective Boys & Girls Clubs in Central Florida and Collier County.

Read more about the partnership here.