All Evesham Township Elementary schools have the 5th grade LEAD program (including St Joan of Arc School). LEAD also instructs "Safety Lessons" to all 1st through 4th grade classes throughout the school year.  Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence. We achieve our goals by collaborating with educators, community leaders, families and L.E.A.D. support organizations.

The 5th grade DARE program teaches many different topics such as:

  • Decision/choices making
  • Tobacco facts
  • Alcohol facts
  • Marijuana facts
  • Friendship Foundations
  • Peer Pressure
  • Ways to be in Charge
  • Personal Pressure Situation

During the course, there is also a drug display presentation, practical for DWI, and a written essay by each student.

Safety Tips for children:

  • Have a buddy system
  • Have a secret code word between you and your parent (warning of danger)
  • Don’t ever go anywhere with a stranger
  • Know 911, what it is for & when to call
  • Always wear a bike helmet
  • Keep your bikes locked up
  • Stay away from animals (pets) that you don’t know
  • Stay alert when riding your bike, scooter & skateboard
  • Safety Tips for Parents:
  • Keep yours vehicle doors locked
  • Know what clothing your children are wearing when they leave the house
  • Know your children’s friends and their parents
  • Always know where you kids are
  • Have contact throughout the day with your child
  • Be aware of your child’s use of the internet, television, smart phones & social media
  • Keep computers out of a child’s bedroom