May 26, 2017

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Posted on May 21, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. – Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of the educational drug program called D.A.R.E. Friday’s D.A.R.E. […]

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 […]

Students Vow to Make Healthy Choices

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Nevada, News

Gardnerville Elementary School DARE Graduation 2017

Future nurses, veterinarians, athletes and teachers vowed to reach their dreams by practicing a drug-free and healthy lifestyle during Gardnerville Elementary School’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony. More than 60 fifth-graders made promises to choose healthy lifestyles during last Friday’s event. “D.A.R.E. is a very important program,” said fifth-grader Skylyn Rasmussen. “I think […]

D.A.R.E. Targets Age-Specific Messages On Drugs to Make a Difference

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

Students chuckle as Retro Bill Russ talks tells a joke during the DARE graduation ceremony for sixth-graders in the auditorium at Columbus East High School in Columbus, Ind., Monday, May 8, 2017. Mike Wolanin | The Republic

The growing problem of heroin abuse came up early during graduation ceremonies this week for nearly 400 Bartholomew County sixth-graders completing their 10-week Drug Abuse Resistance Education program. D.A.R.E graduation keynote speaker “Retro” Bill Russ talked about the increase in heroin addiction, as did Larry Perkinson, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employee and student assistance coordinator, […]

Georgetown Fifth Grade Students Successfully Graduate D.A.R.E.

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Louisiana, News

Georgetown DARE Graduates 2017

GRANT PARISH, La. (GPSO) – On May 9, 2017, Georgetown fifth grade students celebrated their graduation from the D.A.R.E. program. Georgetown Principal Jennifer Winslett delivered the opening and closing remarks at the ceremony. Emma Winslett said the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth grader Micah Tims said the prayer. G.P.S.O. Corporal Donna Bryant, who was accompanied […]

For D.A.R.E. Officer, An Emotional Farewell

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Ohio, Spotlight

Sgt. Bobby Stroop

After a career in law enforcement dating back to 1985, including more than a decade as Highland County’s D.A.R.E. officer, Sgt. Bobby Stroop is retiring from the Highland County Sheriff’s Office. Image: Sgt. Bobby Stroop is preparing to retire effective May 31 after serving in law enforcement since 1985, including more than a decade as […]

Hear About D.A.R.E. First Hand from D.A.R.E. Officer Craig Seibel

Posted on May 10, 2017 by in News, Spotlight


Hear first hand from D.A.R.E. Officer Craig Seibel why your community needs D.A.R.E. and the difference your contribution makes. Video by the Salem Police Department.

Breaking: New Study Finds ER Visits for Kids More Than Quadrupled Since Colorado Legalized Marijuana

Posted on May 4, 2017 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News

Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Alexandria, VA, May 4, 2017 – Today, a new study was released showing that marijuana-related emergency visits by kids in Colorado more than quadrupled since the state legalized marijuana. In 2005, only 149 teens were admitted for marijuana-related visits. That number spiked to 639 by 2015, most of which were related to mental illness. “This study highlights the […]

2017 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference Schedule

Posted on May 1, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, News, Spotlight

Planner and Pen

Conference schedule is subject to change and will be updated as information becomes available. Monday, July 10th Registration, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm D.A.R.E. Auto Show, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm D.A.R.E. Vendors & Exhibitors, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Tuesday, July 11th Workshops, 8:00 am-12:00 pm Registration, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm D.A.R.E. Auto […]

A Rejuvenated D.A.R.E. Can Combat Opioid Epidemic, Cops Say

Posted on May 1, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association

By Dave Hutchinson | NJ Advance Media for Right: Statewide members of the New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officers Association met on Monday at the Ocean County Police Academy. In the wake of the growing heroin and opioid epidemic, New Jersey’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education – also known as D.A.R.E. – program is regaining its footing […]