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Saint Leo the Great

Character Development Program


Saint Leo the Great School is committed to developing students of character. Saint Leo's has a comprehensive offering of character education programs. Below is a list of components that support our school’s mission to encourage our students to be active participants in their commitment to God, kindness to each other, and pursuit of knowledge.


The Positivity Project (P2)


Saint Leo the Great continues to implement the Positivity Project during homeroom to our students in grades K-8th daily.


The Positivity Project was founded as a non-profit organization ( supporting schools across the nation in building positive school cultures. 


On the left hand menu, please find a copy of the Family Information Letter that was sent home in the beginning of the school year for more information.


BABES (Beginning Alcohol and Addictions Basic Education Studies) Program


The BABES Program is a seven week course for students in grades 1st, 3rd, and 4th that meets once a week. Students role play challenging situations with the use of play and puppets. The information is presented in a manner designed to gain the attention of children using storytelling, bright, colorful puppets, flash cards and songs. 7 session topics include feelings, self-esteem, decision making, peer pressure, coping skills, drug & alcohol information and living in a chemically dependent home.

BABES is a PreK-12 prevention program designed to give children a lifetime of protection from substance abuse by assisting young people to develop positive living skills. BABES is a classic present day application of affirmative life principles.


LEAD (Law Enforcement Against Drugs)


Each week a police officer meets with our 5th grade students to present the LEAD curriculum. Students discuss the dangers of drugs in the 21st century as well as learning strategies about ways to stay drug free. This partnership with the police helps build healthy help-seeking behaviors and strengthens their community engagement and outreach.


Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) is a non profit (501C3) organization, supported by dedicated police officers, committed to protecting our youth and communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug related crimes, peer to peer/cyber bullying and violence. We achieve our goals by collaborating with educators, community leaders, families and L.E.A.D. support organizations.


GOALs (Growing On After Lions)


Growing On After Lions (GOALs) is an elective for 8th grade students to discuss high school transition and life after Saint Leo’s. Students participate in activities that discuss time management, healthy relationships, goal setting, and understanding the demands and changes that will come in their new role as high school students. The club meets on Fridays on “B” days.


Lion Strong


Lion Strong is a 7th grade elective, meeting weekly. One 7th grade homeroom per trimester is able to participate in this elective where students discuss the various challenges facing students as young people. Activities include character education reflection journals, art based activities centered around the movie "Inside Out", and a self-determined project on a topic they feel is facing youth today. 




Mrs. Nolan and Mrs. Verbos run several lunch groups for our students throughout the school year. Topics include study and organization skills, resiliency, leadership, stress and friendships, middle school readiness, and lunch bunches! For more information on how to sign your child up for a lunch group, email Mrs. Nolan directly at [email protected]


Social Media


These are just a few of the character development projects that we have at Saint Leo the Great. Be sure to check our our website and social media accounts for daily updates on all the great working being done at SLG!


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