June 25, 2017

Local D.A.R.E Board Awards Scholarships to Jersey Community High School Seniors

Posted on May 19, 2017 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Jersey Community High School DARE Scholars 2017

JERSEYVILLE – CNB Bank & Trust employee Matt Eschbach serves on the local D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) board in Jerseyville, which is organized through the Jerseyville Police Department. The D.A.R.E. board recently presented $500 scholarship checks to four local high school students, Stephen Rulo, Anne Snyders, Maddie Hansen, and Quinten Dial. These impressive young […]

D.A.R.E. Car Show raises over $37,000

Posted on October 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Illinois

Edwardsville Annual D.A.R.E. Car Show

Following the 25th annual D.A.R.E. Car Show held on Aug. 21 of this year, Major Jeff Mills of the Edwardsville Police Department approached the Edwardsville City Council during Tuesday night’s meeting to announce the grand total of proceeds raised. Mills said each year the EPD aims to collect more funds and donations, and this year […]

Illinois Officer Meets Baby He Delivered

Posted on August 3, 2016 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the newborn he helped deliver. Officer Weh is a local D.A.R.E. officer and previous had one of the baby's parents Jessica and Humberto's older children in his class

An Illinois family got an early delivery this weekend, thanks to some quick thinking from a local police officer. Trenton, Illinois, Officer Ryan Weh had just started his shift early Saturday morning when he heard the radio crackle. Right: Trenton, Illinois Police Officer Ryan Weh holds the newborn he helped deliver. Officer Weh is a […]

YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board


Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro […]

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Illinois Representative

Posted on June 25, 2015 by in Hometown, Illinois, Other Illinois State Board Members and Officials, Youth Advocacy Board

Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Illinois Representative

Hi! My name is Lauren Etzkorn and I am the D.A.R.E Youth Lauren Etzkorn, D.A.R.E Youth Advocacy Board Illinois RepresentativeBoard Representative for Illinois because I believe and follow the lessons that D.A.R.E teaches. I was able to participate in the D.A.R.E. program when I was in 5th Grade at Schiesher Elementary School in Lisle, IL. […]

132 Carbondale middle schoolers graduate from D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 23, 2015 by in Hometown, Illinois

Detective Lam and Officer Mathis

From KFVS 12. Photo: Detective Lam (right) and Officer Mathis (Left) spoke about the importance of the DARE program to the graduates. (Source: Carbondale Police Dept.) CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) – On Tuesday, May 18, 132 students from the sixth grade class at the Carbondale Middle School graduated from the D.A.R.E. program. The goal of the […]

Young, and young at heart, come out winners on D.A.R.E. Day despite Chiefs 6-2 loss

Posted on April 25, 2015 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

WWII veteran Max Barton

From Journal Star. Photo: WWII veteran Max Barton, 97, of Streator has been to many a ballpark, including getting to sit in the dugout with the 1933 Yankees after a spontaneous invite from Babe Ruth. Today at the Peoria Chiefs game, Barton was the guest of students from Robein School in East Peoria, including Camden […]

White Oak D.A.R.E. students recognized

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

White Oak D.A.R.E. students recognized

D.A.R.E. essay contest winners at White Oak Elementary School were recognized in a ceremony this week. Front Row from left to right: contest winners Oliva Wills, Lauren Bounds, Jeny Caldera-Rivera, Kayla Walker, and Izzy Michelkamp. Back Row from left to right D.A.R.E. Officer Scott Ator, Chief of Police Brent Dite, state Rep. John Anthony, D.A.R.E. […]

Mundelein High School addresses Internet safety in David Schwimmer play

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois, Internet Safety

David Schwimmer Play

From left to right, Mundelein High School students Rachel David, Stephen Ferro, Colton Schroetter, Patricia Roques and Sydney Salit rehearse a scene from “Trust” while visiting DePaul University to meet with original actors cast in the play. Click image for full view. From Mundelein Review. Mundelein High School’s next play is far from your average […]

Saving Chicago’s Youth

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

Lloyd Bratz

In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention. Within the department’s special activities unit is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, in which officers go into schools and educate students on the dangers of joining gangs and abusing drugs…..Lloyd Bratz, Regional Director of D.A.R.E. America, who manages programs in states […]