Brenda Wetzel, program director of Life Education programs, uses the unit's transparent anatomical mannequin to explain organ placement and how the body's different systems work together.
Individual and group tours of the LEC units are available at specific times of the year. To schedule a visit, contact Brenda Wetzel at email@example.com.
The Life Education Center Programs
The Life Education Center’s unique substance abuse prevention programs teach kids the skills they need to choose healthy lifestyles and avoid the dangers caused by abusing alcohol and other dangerous substances.
Beginning in kindergarten and continuing throughout high school, the LEC's curriculum uses age-appropriate material to teach students about the human body and how it works; good nutrition and exercise; the harmful affects of alcohol, tobacco and other substances; and teaches the skills students will need to deal with pressures from peers and society.
The curriculum includes the
The LEC programs also provides additional activities for teachers and students including the annual Best Practice Contest for K-6 grade teachers; the Wise Highs billboard contest for 5th and 6th graders; and the PSA Radio contest for 7th and 8th graders.
Funding for the LEC program comes from state and federal grants and from the Family Fun-a-thon, an annual fundraiser co-sponsored by the Pledge for Life Partnership, a major supporter of the program. For information about becoming a sponsor or opportunities to underwrite specific program costs, contact the Pledge for Life Partnership at (815) 936-4606.
2011-2012 Best Practice Winners -- View PDF
2011-2012 Winning Billboard Design- View