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
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
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
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
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