August 29, 2016
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Two Years

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee

“D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol and other substances.” A message from Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee. There’s an old saying that goes, “Time flies when you’re […]

Searching for a Brighter Greene

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, Pennsylvania

Greene County, PA

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the ideas that came out of the October meeting was the formation of the Coalition for a Brighter Greene. Since then, […]

Colton Police Officers Give Toys to Young Patients at San Bernardino Clinic

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in California, Hometown, News

Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by DARE to patients at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Blood & Marrow Transplant center in San Bernardino Friday. Photo by Eric Reed.

Colton police officers joined D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to distribute toys Friday morning to dozens of young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Outpatient Clinic. Image: Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by D.A.R.E. to […]

Hibbing High School Sophomore Will Durie DAREs to be the Example

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Hometown, Minnesota, News, Spotlight, Youth Advisory Board

Will Durie, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Minnesota Representative

HIBBING — Hibbing High School sophomore Will Durie has a lot on his plate. The teen is a three-season athlete, a musician and a member of his school’s TADA (Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol) group. He also sings, participates in the Knowledge Bowl and math teams, and keeps his grades at a 4.0 average. Durie […]

YAB PSA Videos Project Update

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in News, Virginia, Youth Advisory Board

YAB Members with Retro Bill in Orlando, Florida. Top: Jacqueline Ho, Marlon Sanders MS
Middle:Kobe Blackwell AZ, Tori Streater TX, Annessa Masterson OK, Spencer Flanders NV. 
Middle: Mistie Bell-Renfro, Brighton Turner NM, Megan Kirchoff MO, Gabe Nummber AK, Frank Pegueros. 
Bottom: Lauren Etzkorn IL, Bill Russ, Caitlin Walker VA, Maggie Engnes WI, Hattie Powers AR.

In June of 2016, 12 Youth Advisory Board members came together in Orlando, Florida for a 2-day workshop on creating a Public Service Announcement video.  The goal was to create a 60-second PSA video based on the D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School curriculum, advocating the implementation of the curriculum into their community and/or school. myPlaybook High […]

Florida DOT Class #79 Gives Back to the Community at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Posted on August 22, 2016 by in Events, Florida, Hometown, News

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

D.A.R.E. Florida Coordinator Jay Best organized the Thursday DOT graduation to be held at the Orlando Mission rather than at a  hotel or a restaurant. A fine example of reaching out and connecting to the community. Florida DOT Class #79 served over 200 meals to homeless families in the Central Florida area. Since 1948, the Orlando […]

DWI Arrests Continue to Decrease in Wichita Falls

Posted on August 18, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Texas

Jeff Hughes

Officer Jeff Hughes said, “The D.A.R.E. program is really good about educating students on the dangers of drinking and driving and drugs.” WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) – DWI arrests in Wichita Falls are on the decline. Arrests have decreased each of the last three years. In 2012, there were 225 DWI arrests and only 147 […]

Daring to Help: Deputy Works to Positively Impact Community’s Youth

Posted on August 16, 2016 by in Hometown, New York, News

Ontario County Sheriffs Deputy-Robert Holland

Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Holland uses D.A.R.E. program — among other outlets — to positively influence children. Ontario County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert Holland says helping others is in his family’s DNA. His desire to positively influence those around him is what led to an active career in law enforcement and his decision to become […]

Caddo Deputy To Represent State D.A.R.E. Organization

Posted on August 10, 2016 by in Hometown, Louisiana, News

Deputy LaTienda Pierre Davis, 2016-17 President of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association

A Caddo Sheriff’s Deputy has received a very big honor, and will use her new position to help keep school-aged kids away from drugs and violence. Deputy LaTienda Pierre Davis was sworn in as the 2016-17 President of the Louisiana D.A.R.E. Officers Association during the group’s annual awards banquet in Alexandria this past Thursday. A […]

Lindsborg Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Posted on August 10, 2016 by in Hometown, Kansas, News

Taylor Hinderliter, 2016 Kansas State D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

TOPEKA – (August 9,2016) – A Lindsborg middle school student has been named the winner of this year’s state D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) essay contest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Taylor Hinderliter, a student at Smoky Valley Middle School, was named the winner of the statewide contest, which is coordinated by the […]