Local Activities

At LEAD, we believe that all great service must first center around one’s local community. First and foremost, we at LEAD service the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood, Illinois communities. Find out how below.

Learn about our Coalition Work:

Local Efforts

Via the SpeakUp! Prevention Coalition, a grassroots community anti-drug coalition, managed by LEAD and funded in part by the Federal Drug Free Communities Grant, our team works with all sectors of the Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Knollwood, IL communities on environmental change strategies to discourage underage drinking and drug use.  By collaborating with both adults and youth, our team and its partners have significantly reduced the levels of alcohol and drug use among teens. See the data below. 

Percent of Substance Abuse Decline in Past 30 Days
Alcohol Use 18%
Marijuana Use 15%
Rx Use 15%

We are making a difference, and you can too! We hope you’ll join our efforts!


"LEAD understands that social and emotional leaning plays a critical role in adolescent development. Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, and communities across the country are fortunate to have access to LEAD and the valuable support and resources it provides."

Nathan Blackmer
Lake Bluff Middle School

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