The Speak-UP! Prevention Coalition is born.
Local high school students take a survey about their attitudes and usage-habits of drugs and alcohol. The results of these surveys indicate that students in the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff community are drinking at levels significantly above regional and national levels. In collaboration with LEAD, a group of concerned citizens form a task force in December 2006 to examine these issues. The task force, now known as the SpeakUP! Prevention Coalition, grows to over 100 volunteers, each committed to reducing underage alcohol and drug use.