LEADBedford County Schools has partnered with the Bedford County Sheriff's Office to bring Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.) to the classroom! For the 2023-24 school year, Cascade Elementary School, Community Elementary School and Liberty School fifth graders will participate in a Too Good for Drugs study with our school resource officers and receive a certificate upon completion! 


The program of study promotes positive, pro-social attitudes and behaviors while fostering healthy relationships, resistance to substance abuse 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 


Some of the items in the Too Good for Drugs curriculum include: 

  • Develop the social and emotional skills students need, and promote character and peer-pressure refusal with the Too Good for Drugs for Elementary School.  
  • Fun, interactive lessons on goal setting, decision-making and effective communication let students learn, practice and master these essential life skills.  
  • Discuss the safe use of medicine and understand the dangers of common household items in the younger grades, and progress to more specific drug topics in Grade 5. 


To learn more about L.E.A.D. & to contribute, visit https://www.leadrugs.org/.