LEC Unit

The Life Education Centers’ unique substance abuse prevention programs teach kids the skills they need to choose healthy lifestyles and avoid the dangers caused by abusing alcohol and other dangerous substances.

Beginning in kindergarten and continuing throughout high school, the LEC’s curriculum uses age-appropriate material to teach students about the human body and how it works; good nutrition and exercise; the harmful affects of alcohol, tobacco and other substances; and teaches the skills students will need to deal with pressures from peers and society.

The curriculum includes the

The LEC programs also provides additional activities for teachers and students including the annual Best Practice Contest for K-6 grade teachers; the Wise Highs billboard contest for 5th and 6th graders; and the PSA Radio contest for 7th and 8th graders.

Funding for the LEC program comes from state and federal grants and from the Family Fun-a-thon, an annual fundraiser co-sponsored by the Pledge for Life Partnership, a major supporter of the program. For information about becoming a sponsor or opportunities to underwrite specific program costs, contact Brenda Wetzel at (815) 936-4606.

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2016 Schedule

Kankakee County:

August 25th – September 2nd at St. Anne

September 6th – 12th at Grant Park Elementary
September 13th – 14th at Grant Park Middle School
September 15th – 22nd at Limestone Middle School
September 23rd – 27th at Bonfield Grade School
September 28th – October 5th at Herscher Intermediate School

October 7th, 11th – 12th at St. Paul’s Bourbonnais
October 13th – 20th at Shabbona
October 21st – 27th, 31st – November 4th at Alan Shepard

November 7th – 10th, 14th – 16th at Noel LeVasseur
November 17th – 22nd, 28th – December 6th at Liberty Intermediate

December 7th – 14th at St. George
December 15th – 21st at Montessori

Iroquois County 

September 6th – 7th, 12th – 13th at Iroquois West Upper Elementary
September 14th at Danforth Elementary
September 19th – 20th at Iroquois West Middle School
September 26th – 28th at Gilman Elementary

October 3rd – 5th, 11th-12th, 17th at Milford Grade School
October 18th – 19th at St. Paul’s Milford
October 24th – 25th at Crescent City Grade School
October 26th, 31st at Cissna Park

November 1st – 2nd at Cissna Park
November 7th – 9th at Donovan