Dear Friends of LEAD,

Happy New Year!

As we begin this new year, I am excited to share with you some things that are happening with LEAD and SpeakUP!

New Website for the SpeakUP! Coalition
After months of development, our new SpeakUP! website has finally launched!  You can find our new website at  We plan to add many more resources over the coming weeks, so check back often.  Together with the LEAD website, we hope you will visit often for information, articles, videos, podcasts, and other resources.

Work Out, Celebrate, and Give Back at the Dailey Method
This Saturday, The Dailey Method, North Shore’s hottest workout studio, will be sponsoring a fundraiser where 100% of the proceeds of the “Dailey-thon” will benefit LEAD.  See the section below for details, but please consider grabbing some friends and joining us!  We are most grateful to Tina Anderson and The Dailey Method staff for giving of their time in the planning of this event.

We are kicking off the new year with the continuation of our Parent University series.  We are excited about our January 15th panel, “The Pressure’s On: Helping Kids Cope” geared towards parents of middle school students.  Also, mark your calendars for our “Smart Phones, Dumb Choices” program on January 24th.  Details about each of these is below.

Don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our staff members if there is anything we can do for you.

Thank you for your support of LEAD,

Andy Duran, Executive Director
[email protected]