WHAT: The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, in partnership with the Alabama Attorney General’s Office and the Montgomery Police Department, is hosting the annual I-LEAD Program Field Trip.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WHERE: Riverfront Park, 355 Commerce St.

INFORMATION: This year’s field trip will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a ride on the Harriott II Riverboat. Other activities planned throughout the day include demonstrations from Montgomery Fire/Rescue and the Montgomery Police Department.

At noon, encouraging words will be given to the students from former NFL defensive back and Montgomery businessman Frank Walker, and Courtney Ward, an NCAA Basketball and WBNA standout who now leads the Women’s Basketball Team at Pike Road High School.

Mayor Todd Strange, Montgomery Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore, members of the Montgomery County Commission, and several Montgomery high school and college athletes are expected to attend.

Background on the I-LEAD Program

Through the I-LEAD Program, the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, along with the Montgomery Police Department and the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, are working together to help our children understand the importance of getting a good education and making the right decisions.

The I-Lead Program uses an evidenced-based curriculum to teach fifth-graders in the Montgomery Public School System a variety of academic and life skills. These hands-on, interactive courses are taught once every other week at nearly a dozen elementary schools.

The students and their mentors discuss subjects such as bullying and peer pressure, and positive alternatives for handling bad activities/situations. In addition, guest speakers from the community often visit I-LEAD classes to talk about financial literacy, the importance of taking care of their health and the environment, and to share personal stories of how getting a good education has allowed them to flourish and realize their dreams.

Contact: Daryl Bailey, District Attorney

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