Reach For Your Dreams

The Program

The Prevention Partnership of Warren County, Kentucky under the direction of Sheriff Jerry "Peanuts" Gaines, (Past President National Sheriff's Association) has researched and developed an extremely effective anti-drug & anti-violence program called.... "Reach for your Dreams".

Project Director, Captain Joe Jakub ("2001 Kentucky D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year") has put together a dynamic group of people who are known as the "Dream Team". They share an awesome message of drug use and abstention to young and old alike. The high impact reality of this program stays with its audience making them think about real life choices as it relates to using and not using drugs in today’s world.

The dynamics of the "Dream Team" is such that it can reach a wide variety of age groups. To date, this new program has received praise from every educator who has experienced its message which is "Reach for your Dreams".

The Partnership's Dream Team under the direction of Captain Joe focuses on the reality of drug addiction by vividly sharing personal life experiences about drug use and its devastating effects. Audiences are spellbound at the true to life stories of this varied group of people.

The Dream Team has a powerful, reality message that reaches everyone in a special and unique way which truly touches their heart. The Team reviews the multiple paths in life, drug addiction, drug free, family impact, etc.

Choices in life are many, so which one will you choose?

Educator Comments:

Carol S wrote
"The lessons are true to life. You could feel the pain. The students talked about it for days assuring each other that they would not go down the wrong path Carol rated lessons “Outstanding"

Brenda B wrote "
It made the students take a closer look at their own life and family. It was first hand knowledge on how drugs can affect your life." Brenda rated lessons "Outstanding"

Linda S wrote "
They spoke about real life issues that our students are facing now. It really opened their eyes to the real world and what to do about it." Linda rated lessons "Outstanding"

Cindy L wrote "
They had positive examples on real life drug use incidents and how they can be handled. Cindy rated lessons "Outstanding"

Debbie D wrote "
My students listened intently. They were filled with comments about honesty, bravery, success, background.   It made them really think about lifes choices" Debbie rated lessons "Outstanding"

Beverly wrote "
This program is probably the most inspiring, real, comprehensive drug presentation I have heard. Every student should experience their stories." Beverly rated lessons "Outstanding”

Drug Education is the only way our Kids have a chance to survive today's drug culture and "Reach their Dreams".  Help Us Help Them. Please!

For information on having "Reach for your Dreams" come to your school or organization call today at (270) 282-5555




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Reach For Your Dreams

Code of Ethics

As a team member of the “Reach For Your Dreams” program my fundamental duty is to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against intimidation, and the peaceful against disorder, to safeguard lives, to respect the Constitutional rights of all persons to liberty, equality and justice.

I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain a courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint, and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the guidelines of the Prevention Partnership. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or what is confided to me in my official capacity in conjunction with the “Reach for your Dreams” program will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of duty.

I will not permit personal feelings, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions.

I recognize the responsibilities I have been given as a symbol of public faith and I accept those responsibilities to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the program. I will constantly strive to achieve new objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my accepted responsibilities.


Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide a simple, effective, adaptable program aimed at helping children Reach their Dreams.

By reaching out to the community with an anti-drug, anti-violence reality based message, we strive to enhance the quality of life for kids and their families.


Michael Buchanon, Judge Executive, Warren County, Kentucky
Jerry “Peanuts” Gaines, Sheriff, Warren County, Kentucky
Troy A. Clarke, President of GM North America, Detroit, Michigan
Wil Cooksey, Plant Manager, GM Corvette Plant, Warren County, Kentucky
Craig Browning, Regional President, U.S. Bank, Warren County, Kentucky
Doris Thomas, Vice President, Medical Center (CHC), Warren County, Kentucky
Jim Johnson, C.E.O., Jim Johnson Pontiac, Warren County, Kentucky
Joe Digiuseppe, C.E.O., Novi Tec industries, Franklin, Kentucky
Captain Joe Jakub, Director, Prevention Partnership, Warren County, Kentucky

Eugenia Lawson (Cty. Supt. N.J. 200 Schools)
Dale Brown, (Warren Cty KY Supt. of Schools)
Beverly Dillard (Principal)
Mark Rathbun (Principal)
Mike Taylor (Principal)
Terry Cook (Principal)
Debbie Richey (Principal)
Todd Otto (Asst. Principal)
Belinda Lawson
Wes Cottingham
Debbie Deaton
Steve Thierl
Sally Caulkins
Wendy Ford
Carol Spinks
Anita Grinstead
Jan Cone
Linda Sellers
Pam Riley
Cindy Lewandowski
Mary Ann Powers
Eric Chenault
Tracey Esters
Jenny Pierson
Brenda Steenbergen

EAC Curriculum Operations Team
Carol Spinks, Eric Chenault, Linda Sellers, Tracey Esters, Jenny Pierson, Todd Otto, Joe Jakub.

Chief Richard Pennington, Atlanta Police Dept., Atlanta, Georgia
Sheriff Joseph Oxley, Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Director Tommy Loving, WC/BG Drug Task Force, Warren County, Kentucky
Director Michael Bruggeman, General Motors Global Security, Detroit, Michigan
Captain Steve Gilbert, Bedford Police Dept., Bedford, Indiana
Sgt. Darryl Manlove, Whitehouse Police Dept., White House, Tennessee
Officer Vincent Peteroy, Port Authority Police Dept., New Jersey/New York
Detective Larry Fong, Philadelphia Police Dept., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sgt. Kerry Bouwens, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Detective Sylvester Barnes (ret), Metropolitan Police Dept, Washington, DC
Director Horace Johnson, Dept. of Criminal Justice Training, Richmond, Kentucky

James Pierson, MSSW LCSW, Psychotherapy & Consultation, BG, Kentucky

Congressman Ron Lewis, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Representative Jody Richards, Speaker Kentucky House of Representatives, Frankfort, Kentucky
Representative Jim DeCesare, Kentucky House of Representatives, Frankfort, Kentucky

Steve Alan Wilson (Circuit Court Judge), Warren County, Kentucky
John Grise (Circuit Court Judge), Warren County, Kentucky
Catherine Rice Holderfield (Family Court Judge), Warren County, Kentucky
Chris Cohron (Commonwealth Attorney), Warren County, Kentucky
Amy Milliken (County Attorney), Warren County, Kentucky
Osi Onyekwuluje (Attorney), Warren County, Kentucky
John Deeb (Attorney), Warren County, Kentucky
Alan Simpson (Attorney), Warren County, Kentucky

Wes Cottingham
Mike Doro
Ed Okeefe
Phil Whitney

Sandy Book
Jose Fernandez
Rita Miller
*Brandy Neely
Jenny Pierson
Soulath Sansanavong
Steve Woods
Lindsey Daniels
Doug Bowling

*Military Duty Outside Area