October 01, 2014

Science Daily: Four Research Reports on the Effects of Marijuana

Posted on September 27, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, News, Spotlight

Research on marijuana’s negative health effects summarized in report Date: June 5, 2014 Source: NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse Summary: The current state of science on the adverse health effects of marijuana use links the drug to several significant adverse effects including addiction, a review reports. The review describes the science establishing that marijuana can be addictive […]

DARE Program Starting Back Up

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, Spotlight

From KAIT8.com. JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Kids are back in school and so are Jonesboro Police Officers with the DARE program. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a national program involving a ten week curriculum for fifth graders. Jonesboro officers go into the classrooms and talk to children about drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, bullying, […]

Run benefits D.A.R.E. program

Posted on September 12, 2014 by in Hometown, Michigan, Spotlight

Resistance Run draws 70 runners. From Grand Haven Tribune. Grand Haven’s Brad Springer won the 10K portion of Saturday’s Grand Haven Public Safety Resistance Run. Springer’s time of 39 minutes, 1.6 seconds was more than two minutes faster than second-place runner Eric Hayward, who finished in 42:48.6. Third was J.B. Meeuwenberg, who came across in […]

Student Videos

Posted on September 11, 2014 by in Hometown, Spotlight

We love videos by students that speak to the core values and mission of D.A.R.E. Here are a few and more coming.  

Washington Officers Receive New Training

Posted on September 8, 2014 by in Hometown, Louisiana, Spotlight

From Daily World. The Town of Washington employs a certified DARE officer and a certified juvenile detective for the first time in the town’s history. “It was like no other police school I have ever attended,” said DARE officer Herman Petersen, a 12-year law enforcement veteran. “It was the most intensive training I’ve ever received.” […]

BSO Deputies Graduate D.A.R.E. Officer Training

Posted on September 7, 2014 by in Hometown, Louisiana, News, Spotlight

From BPT Online. Eight Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies graduated from D.A.R.E. Officer Training last Friday [August 29, 2014] in Baton Rouge, La. The intense two-week school taught these deputies how to manage a classroom environment. These deputies also learned how to educate our young people about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and bullying as […]

D.A.R.E. Comes of Age: Teaching Good Decision-making as a Lifelong Skill

Posted on September 7, 2014 by in Connecticut, Hometown, Spotlight

From The Easton Courier. Photos by Nancy Doniger. Campers at the Easton Community Center got to meet and interact with six newly minted DARE officers this summer, all trained by Officer Mark Pastor, Easton schools resource officer and DARE trainer. Joel Silkoff, ECC director, divided the kids into mixed-age groups, each assigned to an officer […]

Scott Gilliam Sings His Way Through the ALS Challenge

Posted on September 2, 2014 by in Spotlight

D.A.R.E. America Director of Training and Regional Director responsible for Region #5 Scott Gilliam sings The Beatles’ Good Day Sunshine as he uses an umbrella to avoid getting wet as his assistants throw the contents of bucket after bucket on him. In the end, though, he still gets drenched! Scott challenged his brother Terry, his sister […]

Ron Brogan’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Assisted by Adorable Little Charmers

Posted on August 28, 2014 by in Spotlight

Ronald Brogan, D.A.R.E. America Regional Director responsible for Region #1, in his Ice Bucket Challenge. Ron’s assistants are the cutest and most adorable ever seen on any ALS challenge video! [jwplayer player="3" playlistid="15365"]

ALS Challenge: John Lindsay and Three Buckets of Ice

Posted on August 27, 2014 by in Spotlight

John Lindsay, D.A.R.E. America Regional Director responsible for Region #2, in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Lindsay challenged D.A.R.E. President of Development Tom Hazelton, Ron Carter, and Nick Rodriguez. He wrote, “Tom/Ron/Nick, you have been challenged.  The 24 hour clock starts now.” [jwplayer player="3" playlistid="15357"]