Join us for our new, month Community Conversation series which will feature “what you need to know” information and insights into teen culture, as well as current trends related to alcohol and drug use among youth.


Wednesday, January 14th - What Are Our Youth Telling Us?

Next Community Conversation:

Wednesday, January 14th
7:00 p.m.
Gorton Community Center

Conversation Summary: Come join us for a community conversation about what students in Lake Forest and Lake Bluff tell us about life in our community.  What are their stressors?  What do they need from us?  How can we support them?  Come talk with us and learn about our Youth Summit and how we plan to work together to find solutions to the issues students face.  No RSVP required.  Visit for more info.

Tuesday, March 10th - What You Need to Know about E-Cigarettes

Come join us for a community conversation about e-cigarettes. What are they? Where are they? Are they dangerous? Are Lake Forest and Lake Bluff kids using them? Come talk with us to learn all you need to know about e-cigarettes. No RSVP required.

Tuesday, March 10th
7:00 p.m
Gorton Community Center, Lake Forest

Thursday, February 12th - How Do we Keep our Kids Emotionally Healthy? Featuring Dr. Mark Reinecke.

LEAD and the Community Wellness Task Force of Lake Forest and Lake Bluff is hosting a community conversation for parents entitled, “How Do We Keep our Kids Emotionally Healthy and Bolster Coping and Resiliency Skills?”  Featuring Dr. Mark Reinecke for Northwestern University.  Main topics include: Tools for raising healthy, engaged young adults; protective/proactive measures to defend against adolescent depression, self harm, and suicide; warning signs of high-risk youth; and community supports, partnerships, and resources.

Thursday, February 12, 2015
7:00 – 8:00 p.m
Lake Forest Hospital Health and Fitness Center Conference Room
1200 N. Westmoreland Rd, Lake Forest

Download flyer and more information here.

Wednesday, April 22nd - An Update on the Heroin Epidemic

Come join us for a follow up community conversation and panel discussion about heroin in the suburbs. What has been done over the past year in the Chicago collar counties to combat this epidemic, and what issues still remain.  No RSVP required.

Wednesday, April 22nd
7:00 p.m
Location TBD