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D.A.R.E. Program Adds New Graduates

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Alberta, Canada, Hometown, Hometown International, News

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school in Okotoks, AB, Canada, graduated from the D.A.R.E. program in February 2017

Two Grade 5 classes from Wesmount school graduated from the D.A.R.E. program this week. Stress, anxiety and challenging situations may lead to young people trying drugs or alcohol. Grade 5 classes at Westmount School in Okotoks have some new skills to help them cope with situations like that. They are new graduates of Drug Abuse […]

Fifth Graders Commit to Living Drug and Alcohol Free

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Fifth graders at St. Patrick's Elementary School in Onalaska, WI graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on February 20, 2017

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) – Fifth graders at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Onalaska graduated from the D.A.R.E. program on Wednesday afternoon. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education. Students in the program pledge to live drug, alcohol, and violence free. The program is run with the Onalaska Police Department. WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI […]

Police D.A.R.E to Bring Back Drug Program

Posted on February 24, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

DARE Logo Black

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department brought back the county’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E) program. The D.A.R.E board was shut down eight years ago, but was brought back Feb. 6. The program has since been added to the Nodaway County school curriculum. The program is headed by Sgt. Rich Smail, who retired from the Maryville […]

Pennington Gap Police Reinstate D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Virginia

Joel Duncan serves as the school resource officer for Pennington Middle School in Lee County, and now he is bringing back the D.A.R.E. program many may recognize from childhood.

PENNINGTON GAP, VA. – Communities across southwest Virginia are constantly looking for ways to cut down on the epidemic proportion of drug abuse and addiction. In Pennington Gap alone, the police chief tells us they have taken more than 40 reports of stolen medications since January and had four drug-related arrests this month. Police there […]

Boonton Township’s D.A.R.E. Program Turns 25

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town's first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department)

Boonton Township’s Police Department marked the 25th anniversary of its D.A.R.E. program by praising students for making good choices. Boonton Township Patrolman Thomas Cacciabeve became the town’s first DARE instructor in 1991. From left to right, former Mayor Doug Cabana, Cacciabeve, and retired Police Chief Anthony Mini. (Photo: Courtesy of Boonton Township Police Department). Rockaway […]

Commitment to D.A.R.E. shines in Pierce County

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Wisconsin

Pierce County DARE Class

PRESCOTT — Pierce County’s commitment to Drug Abuse Resistance Education is evident. On Thursday, Feb. 2, Prescott schools hosted D.A.R.E. officer training exercises for the sixth year in a row. Twenty-five potential D.A.R.E. officers tested their newly learned drug education skills at Malone Elementary School, Malone Intermediate School and Prescott Middle School after taking part […]

Elementary Students Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in Hometown, News, Tennessee

East Side Elementary School (Brownsville, TN) DARE Graduation 2017

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — With all the pomp and circumstance, fifth graders at East Side Elementary School graduate from a 10-week program. The D.A.R.E. “Keepin’ it Real” program is teaching students how to make wise decisions. “What we do here is put tools in their toolbox and let them know we support them doing the right […]

D.A.R.E. Essay Winners at Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary School, Columbia, SC

Posted on February 16, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. Karen Beaman (Principal).

In photo (click to view the full image): From left, first row, Jake Conroy, Imani Smith, Addison Canada, Sanraj Pal, Emma Hook (Overall essay winners). From left, back row, Mr. Rashad Adams (Assistant Principal), Deputy Arlene Sharpe (State D.A.R.E. Coordinator/Director, Dr. Sonja Parnell (Assistant Principal), Mr. Terry Dozier (Motivational Guest Speaker), Deputy Jamel Bradley (D.A.R.E. Instructor), Mrs. […]

Rando Takes the Reins of D.A.R.E.

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Hometown, New York, News

Four current and former D.A.R.E. officers united in Watkins Glen, New York, this month were (from left) Shelter Island Chief Jim Read; Officer Anthony Rando; former Islander and Yorktown Police Officer Brian Mundy; and former Island Police Officer Walter Richards. Chief Read and Mr. Richards have both served as D.A.R.E. officers as Officers Rando and Mundy do now.

Shelter Island Police Officer Anthony Rando has completed a two-week training course in Watkins Glen, New York, and started his stint as the department’s D.A.R.E. officer this month, succeeding Walter Richards, who retired from the force last spring. In photo: Four current and former D.A.R.E. officers united in Watkins Glen, New York, this month were (from […]

County Starts D.A.R.E. Effort Again

Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Hometown, Missouri, News

The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board include, front: Nate Rice, Marla Finney, Melissa Grace, Ken Grove; back: Marilyn Jenkins, Victor West, Randy Strong and Rick Smail. Not pictured: Rita Carroll, Robert Rice, Bill Meiners and Jason McDowell. There are a few members who have not been appointed yet.

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department re-instated the county’s DARE board which met on February 6. In photo (click to view the full image): The members of the Nodaway County D.A.R.E. board include, front: Nate Rice, Marla Finney, Melissa Grace, Ken Grove; back: Marilyn Jenkins, Victor West, Randy Strong and Rick Smail. Not pictured: Rita Carroll, […]