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Sgt. West Mifflin

The presentations were outstanding!  


The “LEAD” program is very well and thoughtfully put together with a sharp focus on helping students make the right choices in all aspects of life.  From the importance of having a positive attitude to the importance of being consistent and establishing and maintaining a high level of discipline to teaching students about the dangers of drugs, vaping, alcohol abuse to safe driving procedures, the presentations were extremely helpful to all students.  

It’s great to present programs that are proactive versus reactive while covering the consequences of improper decisions.  


SMSgt Otis DiCerbo, USAF, ret
Aerospace Science Instructor
West Mifflin Area High School Air Force JROTC

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Judge Arnoni and Mr. Killmeyer, 

Part of what we are trying to do at Northgate is change the culture to be more responsive to student needs and engage them in ways that they find interesting, which we think you have helped us with by including us in your program. Our students were engaged and curious about the work you do and I believe this was because LEAD is a fantastic program, but also because you present this information in ways that students connect with. I cannot thank you enough for allowing Northgate to be a part of the work you do and I hope we can continue working together in the future. 

Zack Burns 
School Counselor (10-12) 
Northgate School District 

Representative William C. Kortz

Talking about the affects of marijuana use and the deadly Heroin and Fentanyl use was absolutely necessary. The 5200+ overdose deaths last year in Pennsylvania was a powerful message to present to the students. As a former Special Agent and now a judge, you bring great credibility and specific front line - in the trench experience - that resonated.


I liked how the presentation ultimately evolved to a positive message for the students where you offered them a roadmap for success by displaying and talking about the 5 D's are the Keys for success: Direction, Distractions, Decisions, Discipline, and Development.


Representative Bill Kortz

PA House of Representatives for the 38th Legislative District

Natalie Mihalek State Rep District 40

I am so thrilled that the LEAD program is being made available to our local student bodies.  This one of a kind presentation relates to students on their level while educating them on a wide variety of hot topics cyberbullying, e-cigarettes, and social media.  It’s so important that our students are exposed to sometimes difficult discussions as well as exposure to the consequences of their actions. 


Representative Natalie Mihalek 

PA House of Representatives for the 40th Legislative District

Rep. Harry Readshaw

The program is not only interesting, but provides a great amount of guidance to the students.


Leadership – Education – Accountability – Direction; the topics of guidance to young people as they continue their educational and life’s journey, so that they may become responsible and productive individuals. 


Representative Harry Readshaw 

PA House of Representatives for the 36th Legislative District

Chair (D), Professional Licensure Committee

Dr. John Rozzo

We appreciate the opportunity to work cooperatively with organizations and programs, like LEAD, that encourage our students to practice responsible behaviors and decision-making. These partnerships are crucial to ensuring that students are equipped to successfully navigate challenging situations. 


Dr. John Rozzo


Upper St. Clair School District

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