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Books Have Changed Our Lives (The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program)

Posted on June 21, 2017 by in California, Hometown, News, Spotlight

Bright Edem Kofi Adeti

The Impact of the Tracy D.A.R.E. Program: Bright Edem Kofi Adeti is a teacher in one of the remote northern Ghana schools.  His prize-winning school attributes their success to the books Tracy D.A.R.E. sent them. My name is Bright Edem Kofi Adeti.  I teach French and Information and Communication Technology in a deprived junior high […]

RETRO BILL’s Keynote Motivational Appearance in Burlington, NC

Posted on June 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, North Carolina

RETRO BILL

“The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy – RETRO BILL made a Keynote Motivational Appearance at Burlington, North Carolinia Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Days in the Park Event” Burlington, North Carolina – USA The Burlington Police Department Awarded it’s D.A.R.E. Graduates with their Annual “D.A.R.E. Days in the Park” Event this spring.  This two-day event (Hosted by D.A.R.E. Officers […]

D.A.R.E. Program to Make Comeback in Lake County Schools

Posted on June 7, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Florida, Hometown, News

Lake County Schools

TAVARES — The anti-drug program D.A.R.E. is preparing to make a comeback in Lake County schools after years on the sidelines because of budget cuts. Deputies from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office started going through an 80-hour training class on Monday for the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, which will prepare them to teach fifth-grade […]

“I will never do drugs because of all I have lost, and I hope you won’t either”

Posted on June 5, 2017 by in Georgia, Hometown, News

DARE Essay Winners Recognized

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners Recognized Gabriel Benjamin brought the audience to its feet — and a tear to the eyes of his listeners — after reading his award-winning essay at the 12th annual D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) recognition program May 15 at the Dalton Convention Center. “I will never do drugs because of all I […]

Inspiring Leaders of Tomorrow

Posted on June 5, 2017 by in Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, News, Ontario

Desiree Demers, a Grade 10 École secondaire catholique Thériault student, is seen in the foreground taking part in one of the “ice-breaker” activities held at the opening of the D.A.R.E. leadership camp at Camp Bickell on the weekend. About 80 high school students from Timmins attended the free camp.

Desiree Demers, a Grade 10 École secondaire catholique Thériault student, is seen in the foreground taking part in one of the “ice-breaker” activities held at the opening of the D.A.R.E. leadership camp at Camp Bickell on the weekend. About 80 high school students from Timmins attended the free camp. TIMMINS – Desiree Demers admits she is, by […]

Eagle Pass Independent School District D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on June 2, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Texas

Eagle Pass Independent School District D.A.R.E. Graduation

D.A.R.E. Officer Michael Torralba of the Eagle Pass Independent School District held 2016-2017 D.A.R.E. Graduations for five elementary schools totaling 255 (6th and 5th grade) students. Students enjoyed boat rides by the Texas Game Wardens, motorcycle rides by the Eagle Pass Gypsys, ATV rides by the U.S. Border Patrol. Other agencies helping out where the […]

Fundraiser Launched for Family of Summit Police Officer Killed in I-78 crash

Posted on June 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News, Spotlight

Matthew Tarentino

SOMERVILLE – The communities of Summit and Somerville are grieving the loss of borough resident Matthew Tarentino, a Summit police officer, who was killed on his way to work early Tuesday morning on Route 78, By 4 p.m. Wednesday, more than $140,000 had been donated by more than 1,100 people for Tarentino’s wife, Vickie, and […]

800 New Brunswick Students Say “No” to Drugs and Alcohol, Yes To D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

NBPD DARE

Another class of New Brunswick students have successfully completed the City’s D.A.R.E. program, pledging to live their lives free of the negative influences of drugs and alcohol. D.A.R.E. (Drugs Abuse Resistance Education), a national program that engages elementary-age students in learning how to say no to drugs, alcohol and harmful behavior, has been a staple […]

Lakehurst Fifth Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders before they graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. (Photo by Sara Grillo). LAKEHURST – Two 5th grade classes at Lakehurst Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on a sunny afternoon. Before they received their certificates of completion, they were treated to an […]

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New Jersey, News

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Bergenfield Police Officer Kyle Witty, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Branchburg Policer Officer Kate Proscia, Warren Township Police Officer Joe Grasso and Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarantino realize the value of the D.A.R.E. program in the war against drugs. (Photo by Mike Deak). BRIDGEWATER – The opioid epidemic in New Jersey and the rest of […]