LEAP Curriculum

All LEAP programs are evidence-based and focus on increasing protective factors for academic, social, and life success for all students in Wake and Johnston Counties. The curriculum prepares students to navigate the challenges of social and academic pressures while managing in healthy and positive ways.

Unique YOU


3rd-4th Grade


The Unique YOU program (formerly called I’m Special) is designed to build self-esteem in third- and fourth-grade students, ages 8 to 11. The program’s primary goal is to develop and nurture a child’s uniqueness and self-worth. The program teaches communication and decision-making skills, how to positively express feelings, and the value of healthy choices, including resisting substance use. (8) 50- to 60-minute sessions


Too Good for Drugs 3rd – 8th Grade, after school Too Good for Drugs is a prevention education program designed to mitigate the risk factors and enhance protective factors related to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use. The lessons introduce and develop social and emotional skills for making healthy choices, building positive friendships, communicating effectively, and resisting peer pressure and influence through interactive games and activities. (13) 45-minute sessions
Too Good for Drugs (High School) 9th – 12th Grade Too Good for Drugs prepares students with the skills they need for academic, social, and life success.  Students continue their social skills learning to prepare them to navigate the challenges of social and academic pressures and manage them without turning to substance use to cope.  

The program is equipped with interactive games and activities that provide practical guidance on building healthy relationships, setting reachable goals, making responsible decisions, and refusing negative peer influence.

(15) 50-minute sessions