Prevention Services

Welcome to Prevention Services. We provide prevention programs and services to foster a safe and drug-free school environment. We encourage you to explore the services we offer to parents, students, instructional personnel, and school administrators. On this site, you will find resources for information regarding bullying, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.

National Bullying Prevention Month

The School District of Lee County and the School Board are joining the rest of the nation in support of National Bullying Prevention Month, which is observed every October.  Bullying, including cyberbullying, involves repeated acts of physical, emotional, or social behavior that are intentional, controlling, and hurtful. Bullying occurs when there is a perceived imbalance of power.

The School District of Lee County takes bullying and bullying prevention very seriously.  Each day, over 160,000 students across the nation stay home from school due to fear of being bullied.  Bullying directly affects a student’s ability to learn.  Students who are bullied find it difficult to concentrate, show a decline in grades, self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth.

Click here for more information about National Bullying Prevention Month and district information on bullying

Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-31st each year. For more information on Red Ribbon Week, visit

National Family Partnership provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign. Since its beginning in 1985, this campaign has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in America.

The Norm Project

The Norm Project is a district wide initiative, sponsored by United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties, that challenges the misperceptions about Lee County students by presenting them with the facts. The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey polls a sample of our student population each year and has found that the majority of Lee County students do not drink alcohol or do drugs. This shows that our students are making good decisions and are choosing a healthy lifestyle!

For more information on The Norm Project and to check out this years student poster contest, go to The Norm Project.

Talk15 - Parent & Adult Campaign

TALK15 - Take 15 Minutes to Talk to Your Kids about Alcohol and Drugs is a Lee County School District prevention initiative that is funded through a partnership with the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties. This marketing campaign seeks to educate parents on teen alcohol, tobacco, and drug use and encourage honest discussions. Studies show that parents have a significant impact on young people’s decisions about alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, especially when they create supportive and nurturing environments. The sooner parents talk to their children about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, the greater chance they have of influencing their child’s decision. For more information, visit TALK15.

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