The LEAD Initiative was designed to:

  • Develop a network of youth leaders to facilitate prevention programming to their peers
  • Enhance current leadership programs with more effective prevention strategies
  • Increase the use of youth leaders in Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention (ATOD) programming.
  • Reach communities throughout Indiana by integrating youth into the Indiana prevention system
  • Reduce ATOD use among youth

LEAD Initiative Accomplishments:

  • 461 Adult-to-Youth trained leaders
  • 72 Adult-to-Adult trained leaders
  • 108 Peer-to-Peer trainings
  • 1,661 Peer-to-Peer trained youth leaders
  • Approximately 15,378 youth reached through PREV-CAMP activities