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MIDDLE TENNESSEE DRUG EDUCATOR REACHES 14 MILLION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
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Jan 24, 2023, 10:55 AM ET
Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight is on a mission to educate America's youth on the truth about drugs and the consequences that go with themNASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA, January 24, 2023 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On Thursday, January 19, 2023, Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight Inc., a non-profit organization headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee hit the mark of delivering his gripping drug education school assembly to more than 14 million students since 2007. Fittingly so, this target was achieved when Mr. DeLeon delivered his lecture to students in Nashville’s own Davidson Academy.
For the past 17 years, Michael has traveled across the country, making a difference in the lives of youth by sharing his story of drug addiction and incarceration to educate them on the importance of making positive, informed choices that will affect the rest of their lives. This has become Michael’s life mission and he is intent on making sure that not one kid ever makes what was his past become their future. Michael lives to make a difference with America’s youth!
Michael DeLeon is a leading school presenter in America and his “no holds barred” message resonates with student assemblies, faculty, parents and community members. He has held school assemblies in more than 9200 schools in all 50 States with more than 27,200 assemblies delivered to students, educators, school administrators, parents and community leaders. In 2022 alone, Steered Straight visited 280 schools and delivered school assemblies to more than 200,000 kids.
"In this era of addictions, overdoses and drug poisonings with fentanyl," says DeLeon, "the message is vital but so is the messenger. Kids do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. The messenger must be believed for the message to get through.” He does this effectively and powerfully by not only delivering an impactful school assembly, but by educating teachers and parents on how to help their kids deal with these life issues.
Said one teacher, “Michael is in a class by himself. Our middle and high school students lined up at the door as he spoke to them on the way out of the auditorium. They were enamored by his story.”
Each student is given booklets with the truth about drugs, marijuana and alcohol. The school is provided with a manual for continuing the conversation about drugs and their abuse in a variety of ways through the school setting.
As a leading expert on youth vaping and marijuana and one of the top educators on fentanyl, Michael spreads this knowledge through free or minimal cost online drug education courses, including ones on vaping and fentanyl on the Steered Straight Learning Center, available at https://courses.steeredstraight.org.
Steered Straight, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing educational programs and material to youth, schools, families and communities across the country.
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