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Lakehurst Fifth Graders Graduate From D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders

Nick Santonastasso speaks to Lakehurst Elementary 5th graders before they graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. (Photo by Sara Grillo). LAKEHURST – Two 5th grade classes at Lakehurst Elementary School graduated from the D.A.R.E. – Drug Abuse Resistance Education program on a sunny afternoon. Before they received their certificates of completion, they were treated to an […]

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Posted on May 29, 2017 by in D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown, New Jersey, News

D.A.R.E. Program Staging Comeback

Bergenfield Police Officer Kyle Witty, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Branchburg Policer Officer Kate Proscia, Warren Township Police Officer Joe Grasso and Summit Police Officer Matthew Tarantino realize the value of the D.A.R.E. program in the war against drugs. (Photo by Mike Deak). BRIDGEWATER – The opioid epidemic in New Jersey and the rest of […]

Carver-Lyon Elementary D.A.R.E. Graduation, Columbia, SC

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Carver-Lyon 5th grade DARE Graduates 2017

Deputy Joe White takes his job serious in every aspect of law enforcement. However, when Deputy White takes on the responsibility of teaching his students to make wise decision that can affect them for the rest of their life in the D.A.R.E. program, Deputy White pours out his heart in each classroom. This was evident […]

2017 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference Community Service Project

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in 30th International Conference, News, Spotlight


Volunteer sign up for the 2017 D.A.R.E. International Training Conference Community Service Project at the Mission Arlington Metroplex. We are looking for 50 volunteers! We will be meeting in the lobby at 8:15 AM on July 11th. Please fill in your details below and submit.   Fill out my online form.

D.A.R.E. Officers from Across the U.S. in N.J. for Training

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Events, News, Spotlight


Officers from across the country are attending the D.A.R.E. mentor officer training program this week at the Somerville Elks Lodge in Bridgewater. BRIDGEWATER – Branchburg Police Department Officer Kate Procia, a member of the state’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education – also known as D.A.R.E – smiled when she heard the question. What is one of […]

Summit Police Department Recognized by New Jersey Attorney General for Outstanding Efforts in Community Policing

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Summit NJ Police

The Department’s D.A.R.E. Program was one of the community outreach initiatives highlighted during an awards ceremony, video presentation and panel forum held at Rutgers University.

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, […]