Florida Department of Law Enforcement Leads the Way on D.A.R.E. Day, April 21, 2016. Check out the D.A.R.E. vehicles on the steps of the Capitol in Tallahassee, Florida.
Tracy D.A.R.E. collects books and sends them to Africa to create libraries. Watch the video about the program.
Congratulations to Cyndi Holland and Jennifer Tarr for being our round 3 sweepstakes winners! Cyndi Holland Winner Drawing Cyndi Jennifer Tarr Drawing
The D.A.R.E. anti-drug program is an effective deterrent that helps keep youngsters from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco, and which works in part because “education is key to helping children,” according to Highland County Sheriff Donnie Barrera. Left: Sgt. Bobby Stroop, the Highland County D.A.R.E. officer, stands outside the sheriff’s department’s new DARE cruiser, a […]
The National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals from local, state and federal agencies, business, academia, clinicians, treatment providers, counselors, educators, state and national leaders, and advocates impacted by Rx drug abuse and heroin use. It is through this type of collaboration, that the work of concerned entities […]
Metro Family Fun Center
1959 Metropolitan Pkwy SW
Atlanta, GA 30315
Thursday, July 21, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams
MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT & CEO
D.A.R.E. – The World’s Preeminent Youth Substance Abuse and High Risk Behavior Prevention Education Program
Thirty-one years ago the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Police Department initiated an innovative project which became known as D.A.R.E. The initiative was directed at stemming the alarming increase in youth illicit substance abuse. Use of drugs by youth in the 1970s and 1980s gave cause for alarm; nearly two-thirds of high school students (65%) were reported to have used an illicit drug and nearly two out of every five (39%) had used an illicit drug other than marijuana.
Thirty-one years ago it was not envisioned that D.A.R.E.’s positive impact would be as great as it has been, nor that D.A.R.E. implementations would expand beyond the city of Los Angeles.
Since D.A.R.E.’s start, youth abuse of illicit substances, other than marijuana, has been reduced by half. Rigorous scientific evaluations of the D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL (kiR) curriculum for students in grades six through nine, has established the course to be effectatious. The data showed students completing the curriculum evidenced:
The D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina presented the 2016 Black History Month STOMPFEST on February 13, 2016 at Westwood High School, 180 Turkey Farm Road in Blythewood, South Carolina, to raise money for D.A.R.E. It was a success for the D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina financially. The association members are planning to have another on […]
The World Federation Against Drugs (WFAD) is a multilateral community of non-governmental organizations and individuals, sharing a common concern that illicit drug use is undercutting traditional values and threatening the existence of stable families, communities, and government institutions throughout the world. The aim of WFAD is to work for a drug-free world. WFAD held its […]