Educating Youth On The Dangers Of Drugs

#1 School Educator Internationally on Vaping & Fentanyl

We’ve presented to 11,500 schools and over 15 MILLION Students in all 50 states in the US and
Over 1 Million Students across the globe.


To steer youth straight toward making sound, rational decisions through a learning experience that provides a message of reality to help them make positive, informed choices.

Steered Straight

Our Speaker/ Presenter Team

Michael DeLeon

Crystal Vallee

Josh Smith

Detective Rich Wistocki

Cyber Safety Training Presentations
Training for Students (2-12), Parents and Faculty

Teen Portal

Resources for Teens

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Drug Education School Presentations

#1 Booked School Prevention Program in America

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Reaching out to children, teens and young adults with a message of reality about life choices.
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Parent Portal

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Parents Coaching Corner with Jheri South
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Steered Straight: Help Us Save Lives

Give our youth the facts they need to live healthy, productive lives.

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Steered Straight School Assemblies

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Vaping Me Crazy

#1 Requested School Assembly in America

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Bottom line—the use of e-cigarettes is unsafe for kids, teens and young adults.

“Thank you so much for coming to our school and speaking about drug abuse and vapes and what it can do to young kids. After that I’m never gonna touch a vape ever again now that I understand what I’m putting into my body. Do you know how many students quit nicotine since u came? It’s crazy! Some of the most addicted people in our SCHOOL quit and stuck with it because of you!  U have helped so many people. You made me rethink things before it got bad and you helped a lot of us quit. I don’t know if words can describe how thankful we are that you came and shared your story!!! U saved a lot of students. It’s sad but it truly has turned many people’s lives around. You lived it and u turned it around and so many people wanna be like you!”

Fentanyl Awareness – One Pill Can Kill

“Fake & Fatal” – the Truth About Fentanyl
Heroin’s synthetic cousin is one of the deadliest drugs in the world.

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Unfortunately, the rate of fatal teen overdoses is on a steep upward trend with fentanyl, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s important that students, teachers, school administrators, parents and community officials get a thorough fentanyl education so they know more about it and how to handle its effects.

Our in-depth presentation teaches students how the epidemic started, how it’s getting worse and how they can stop it, as well as the evolution from opioids to heroin. They are provided with methods on how to avoid involvement and prevent it from affecting them personally so they are able to make good decisions and right choices.

We also offer the only fentanyl curriculum available.  It’s time to find out with good fentanyl instruction so we can stop lining the pockets of drug cartels and drug dealers with no concern for its effects on our youth!

Stay In Your Lane!

Unique lessons on how Choices & Decisions can affect the rest of your life.

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Our premier all-encompassing student assembly to help students learn the importance of making healthy life choices.

This presentation incorporates the important topics of:

  • Drug and alcohol abuse awareness
  • Bullying
  • Dating violence
  • Gangs and gang violence as they relate to choices and decisions.

Presenters with real life stories help students understand the importance of making healthy life choices!

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Be the HERO of Your Story

Empowers students to take control of their destinies. Starting with the idea that each person is the protagonist in the grand epic of their lives, the program encourages students to wear the cape of their own life.

The main goals include fostering resilience, self-discovery, and understanding personal strengths and weaknesses. By embracing uniqueness and facing challenges as opportunities for character development. The program aims to guide students on a transformative quest to become the hero of their own narritive. Promoting purpose and growth in their stories.

Other School Assemblies

“Weed Between the Lines”

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The Truth About Marijuana
Open student’s eyes on the misconceptions of marijuana and the harmful effects.

Break the Silence

Stop Bullying, Stand up. Speak out.

Bullying Prevention Program
Help students recognize and correctly manage bullying.

Alternatives to Violence

Stop the Violence

How to Deal With Aggressive Behavior

Use your voices, not your fists.

Why Steered Straight?

When you book a day with Steered Straight, you get so much more than just a talk about drugs.

Right after school, we provide a one to two hour Staff Professional Development and a two-hour Parent/Community Academy that same evening.

Our “Back to the Classroom” year-long curriculum gives you access to “Stay In Your Lane!,” our 8 video continuing education series and our core curriculum support program. It’s these additional actions that sets our program apart.

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Our Founder

Through his personal journey with addiction, Michael DeLeon found his passion: to educate today’s youth to stay on the right path when it comes to serious life issues, especially drugs. He is the #1 booked school presenter in the country.

Upon his release from prison in 2007, Michael founded Steered Straight, Inc., a non-profit organization designed to carry an important message to youth on the extreme dangers of drugs, gang involvement and associated criminal activity.

Michael’s message resonates with students, teachers and parents, giving them down-to-earth direction on how to deal with making positive choices regarding real life issues.

Michael is the National Director of Youth Outreach and School Programs for Victoria’s Voice Foundation. He has collaborated with VVF to bring specific prevention education to more than 1 million students in the past 2 years including Naloxone Education through the Get, Give, Save Campaign and Stay In Your Lane!, the collaborative continuing education curriculum used in schools in more than 40 states.

Book Michael or another of our inspiring speakers for your school presentation today!

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Table Talks

Making Parents the most important influence in their child’s life!

It starts with one conversation a day. Talk with your kids, not at them!

More than 365 three-minute conversations to deepen your parent-child connection and give your child a true perspective regarding drugs and alcohol, relationships, goal setting, defining who they are and who they want to become in life.

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Table Talks for Elementary

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

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At Steered Straight, our goal is to create a strong village in each community we touch by delivering our message and educating parents, teachers, school administrators and staff, police officers, churches and other community groups who have a vested interest in seeing that youth today grow up to be strong, healthy and responsible citizens.

Go to Programs to see how we are building villages across America!

What Educators Are Saying…

“Michael has a wonderfully powerful message to give, and the kids respond to him well. He is captivating and very “real”, and the kids just soak up the information he puts out.”

– Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office

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“The Steered Straight presentation sent a out a non-filtered message that is needed to reach some of our most challenging students. It was a honor to be selected as a sponsored school and to have your program at our school touching lives.”
– Cypress Run Education Center

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Steered Straight – Impacting Today’s Youth

In this era of addictions, overdoes and drug poisonings, the message is vital…but so is the messenger.  Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. The messenger must be believed for the message to get through.

Steered Straight, Michael DeLeon and our Recovery Army of speakers do this effectively and powerfully, which is why audiences say they have never been impacted on these issues like seen through the Steered Straight program.

Steered Straight is the #1 Booked
School Prevention Program in America plus video

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Steered Straight delivers
the very best in Primary Prevention plus video

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