1986

LEAD’s predecessor, The Lake Bluff/Lake Forest Parent Council is formed.

The Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Parent Council is formed in October 1986, following a series of events and community forums which rallies residents to address mounting concerns regarding local teens, including drinking and other drug use, depression, suicide and very high levels of stress. The social acceptability of teen drinking among local adults is also highlighted as a concern. The LF/LB Parent Council’s goal is to bring the parent leaders from all local school parent/teacher associations together to raise awareness of these issues, to increase coordination in prevention efforts among parents and across community groups, and to provide educational resources to parents. Key initiatives coordinated by members of the Parent Council include Red Ribbon Week, Just Say No campaigns, and the Safe Homes Pledge.

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