In 1993 the first ATOD club (Tiger Smart) was begun at Lee’s Summit High School. When Lee's Summit North High School opened in 1995 the Smart program was implemented at that high school. In the spring of 1995 the program was recognized nationally in Washington D.C. Currently there are clubs at all three high schools and all three middle schools.
In 2007 Lee's Summit CARES and Lee's Summit School District officials became alarmed by research that stated the average age of first use of alcohol was 12 years old. In an effort to reverse that trend, Smart clubs were established at all three middle schools. The purpose of the middle school clubs are to get youth involved earlier and have the high school ATOD members mentor the middle school students. The high school members become positive role models for the youth. It is important to change the perception of middle school students that “everyone that attends high school drinks or uses drugs.”
ATOD Organizations or Smart Clubs in the schools are organizations that stress that their members remain Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug free. The focus is to offer fun and inexpensive alternative activities for the youth. These clubs also educate students, parents and community on ATOD issues. The goal is to empower students to make smart decisions and to be ATOD free.