April 17, 2015

LCPD and La Crosse Schools Celebrate 25 Years of D.A.R.E.

Posted on April 16, 2015 by in Hometown, Spotlight, Wisconsin

From lacrossepd.org. The La Crosse Police Department Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, in cooperation with the School District of La Crosse, is proud to announce the 25th Anniversary of the D.A.R.E. program being taught in La Crosse schools.  Coinciding with National D.A.R.E. Day, we will celebrate this historic anniversary event this Thursday, April 16th, with the […]

D.A.R.E. to Have Fun

Posted on April 15, 2015 by in Florida, Hometown

From Highlands Today. Photo: Students dance along to “YMCA” as California Toe Jam performs at the D.A.R.E. graduation celebration for the county’s fifth grade students on Thursday. Credit: RYAN PELHAM. See more photos from the event at http://highlandstoday.com/hi/local-news/dare-to-have-fun-20150410/. AVON PARK – It was an occasion where elementary school pupils weren’t only encouraged to make noise, they […]

Brennen Elementary School, Columbia, SC D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

Posted on April 10, 2015 by in Hometown, South Carolina

Image: D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Benjamin Tanner (center). Click image for larger view. Read Benjamin’s winning essay below.

Colorado Springs Gazette publishes groundbreaking, four-day series to expose what’s really going on with marijuana legalization in Colorado

Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Colorado, Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, News

A list and summaries of each story published in this remarkable series follows. Clearing the Haze. Day 1: Regulation http://gazette.com/analyzing-colorados-grand-experiment/article/1548294 Two important assumptions were made about successful legalization of marijuana in Colorado: regulation would 1) provide a safer way to solve the state’s drug problems and 2) make money for the state via taxes. Day […]

Emily Gayle Heading to Chicago for the Future Business Leaders of America National Competition

Posted on March 26, 2015 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina, Youth Advisory Board

A big congratulations to Emily Gayle, our D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory Board member for South Carolina! Emily recently participated in the 2014-2015 Future Business Leaders of America SLC Conference in Charleston. Faced with some tough competition, Emily took 3rd place in the Impromptu Speaking competition and is now on her way to the National Competition in […]

2015-2016 Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association Executive Board

Posted on March 23, 2015 by in Florida, Florida Contact Information, Hometown

Click to see contact information for the 2015-2016 Florida D.A.R.E. Officers Association Executive Board

Kids gather books, money to open libraries in Africa

Posted on March 16, 2015 by in California, Hometown, News

By Michael Ellis Langley. From Tracy Press. D.A.R.E. library drive: Drug Abuse Resistance Education students from around Tracy have collected more than 7,000 books to send to Africa. The books, and monetary donations, will help establish libraries in remote places for African school children. A battered, dusty cargo container at the back of the Boyd Service […]

Players leave court mid-game to confront bully of cheerleader with Down syndrome

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Bullying, Hometown, Wisconsin

From Fox News. A group of middle school basketball players walked off the court in the middle of a game when they heard bullying coming from the stands directed at cheerleader, Desiree Andrews, who has Down syndrome. “One of the kids stepped up and said, ‘Don’t mess with her,’” Brandon Morris, who was the boys […]

Lake Murray Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation and Essay Winner

Posted on March 12, 2015 by in Hometown, South Carolina

In photo (click for full view): Proud parents John and Jennifer Shackelford, D.A.R.E. Essay Winner Tyler Shackelford, D.A.R.E. Instructor Deputy Todd Minemier, Principal Claire Thompson, and Speaker Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Tyler’s winning essay is below.  

Missouri Youth Advisory Board Representative Ryan Collins Speaks at D.A.R.E. Graduations

Posted on March 8, 2015 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

IMAGE (Click for larger view): L-R, Jeffrey McCowan (Director of Emergency Services for Ft. Leavenworth), D.A.R.E. Officer Randall Collins, Missouri YAB Ryan Collins and D.A.R.E. Officer David Mellott, just prior to Ryan being presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. From Sedalia, MO D.A.R.E. Officer Rodney Collins. [Missouri Youth Advisory Board Missouri Representative] Ryan [Collins] was asked to go […]