15:11 PM

NE Region Joins With National Drug & Bullying Awareness Campaign

The national drug and bullying awareness organization Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) and Civil Air Patrol’s Northeast Region have joined forces to develop and roll out a specialized anti-drug and anti-bullying education program for CAP cadets.

This effort is meant to enhance and expand the prior CAP Drug Demand Reduction campaign and bring it in line with new evidence-based and results-oriented training programs in this field.

Each CAP wing in the Northeast Region has been asked to identify two senior members with education or training background to be trained to facilitate and run the programs in their wings. The educational program will consist of two segments — one each on drug abuse and bullying. Each segment will consist of 10 sections, all of which will involve interactive lessons with cadets who will have their own workbooks.

This initiative is synergistic with CAP’s recent Five Pillars of Wellness program, announced by Maj. Gen. Mark Smith, CAP national commander/CEO, in 2018.

L.E.A.D. Executive Director Nick DeMauro said, “We are proud and honored to partner with such a fine organization as the Civil Air Patrol. We are excited to customize our educational program to fit the needs of CAP and serve the best interests of their cadets with respect to these critical topics.”

Col. Jack Ozer, Northeast Region commander, said, “This partnership with L.E.A.D. will further improve our desire to provide development and education to our cadets.”