July 29, 2016
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Outreach Program Aims to Connect Kids with Law Enforcement

Posted on July 28, 2016 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Donations of water, juice, snacks, toys, and bubbles

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Pay It Forward Paragould paired up with the Paragould Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Office for a Cops 2 Kids outreach program. The goal of this program is to connect officers with area youth by giving out snacks to kids while they’re out of school for the summer. Donations of water, […]

Cyrway Receives D.A.R.E.’s 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, Hometown, Maine, News

Scott Cyrway

Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton (ME), was presented with the 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award at the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Cyrway has been a D.A.R.E. officer for 24 years and is the DARE training coordinator for the state. He is also involved with the Northern New England D.A.R.E., according […]

Wareham Youths Embark on Life-Changing Week

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, News

Wareham registrants, counselors, School Resource Officer and representatives of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks assemble for a photograph Monday morning prior to departing to participate in this week's D.A.R.E. camp in Whitman. Wicked Local Photo/Chris Shott.

WAREHAM, MA – There was a buzz in the air and a few more vehicles than usual in the Town Hall/Multi-Service Center parking lot Monday morning. Right: Wareham registrants, counselors, School Resource Officer and representatives of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks assemble for a photograph Monday morning prior to departing to participate in this week’s […]

Yemassee Police Chief Heading to D.C.

Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Community Safety, Georgia, Hometown, News

Yemassee Police Department Chief Greg Alexander

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – We’re learning that Yemassee Police Department Chief Greg Alexander is heading to Washington, D.C. for a very special briefing. Two years ago, President Obama commissioned a study with law enforcement, professors and doctors to figure out how to bridge the gap between police and the community. Chief Alexander said he received the […]

A book, a cop, a teacher and bunch of kids … together learning good choices at Oxford Elementary School

Posted on July 14, 2016 by in Hometown, Maine, News

Oxford Elementary School in Maine

OXFORD — It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but in reality, it is much more powerful than that. A teacher, an author and a D.A.R.E. officer gathered at Oxford Elementary School recently – along with the entire fifth grade – in the culmination of a health unit on healthy choices, which tackled […]

Anna Grace Holthaus, 2016 Iowa D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

Posted on July 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Iowa, News

<a href="http://www.dare.org/anna-grace-holthaus-2016-iowa-d-a-r-e-essay-winner/" target="_blank">Anna Grace Holthaus, 2016 Iowa D.A.R.E. Essay Winner</a>.<br />In photo with Anna, L to R:  Sheriff Dan Marx, South Winneshiek Teacher Jessica Peters, Anna Holthaus' Family, Deputy Tim Felton & South Winneshiek Superintendent Kris Einck.

The Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and South Winneshiek School are proud to announce that Anna Grace Holthaus has won the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association first place essay for 2016. Anna Grace Holthaus wrote her D.A.R.E. essay about what she learned in her D.A.R.E. classes and how she will use this […]

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 Advisory Board

Daren

Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advisory 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 […]

Staying Atop Slang, Social Media Help D.A.R.E. Officers Read Students

Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Hawaii, Hometown, News

D.A.R.E. educators and police officers listen to teen trends at the last day of the State of Hawaii D.A.R.E. Conference Friday at King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel. (Laura Shimabuku/West Hawaii Today).

KAILUA-KONA — Police officers may not be the most hip, happening people, but those who work with youth have to find a way to form a real connection with the students. That can be difficult to do. Right (click image for full view): D.A.R.E. educators and police officers listen to teen trends at the last […]

D.A.R.E. Training Teaches About New Drug Trends

Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hawaii, Hometown, News

Oxycontin

KAILUA-KONA — The school year is already approaching. And to help prepare for the upcoming year, D.A.R.E. officers were informed about new trends in youth drug abuse on Thursday during a training session at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. “If we’re not going to stop our teens, we’re not going to stop our adults,” […]

A D.A.R.E. Student’s Letter to Officer Joann Felton: Thank you (like a lot)

Posted on July 2, 2016 by in Hometown, News, Ohio

D.A.R.E. Officer Joann Felton works with students in the Solon City Schools classrooms talking about the dangers of drug abuse, smoking, e-cigarettes and other risky behaviors. She stresses that students think about making good decisions. Photo by Philip Botta.

One of D.A.R.E. Officer Joann Felton’s 7th grade students wrote her a letter, and she is so grateful that “D.A.R.E. officers from all over the US so impact these kids!!!” Jess, the D.A.R.E. student, wrote, “Please don’t ever change from who you are, it’s freaking amazing how many lives you’re changing for the better and the fact […]