February 25, 2017
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Boonton Township Fifth Graders Say No to Drugs

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions

11-year-old fifth grader John Pietranera, from Boonton Township, reads from his essay about staying away from drugs and making the right decisions. (Click to enlarge). BOONTON TWP. – Fifth graders at the Rockaway Valley Elementary School spent a portion of Valentine’s Day assembled in the…

Loris Police Look to Fight Gang, Drug Activity Starting with Youth

LORIS, SC (WBTW) – The Loris Police Department and local leaders are trying to come up with ways to fight drug and gang problems in the area. One of the ideas is to bring the D.A.R.E program into Loris Elementary School. “Right now we’re going to start small and start with little…

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

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…

Fifth Graders Commit to Living Drug and Alcohol Free

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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.…

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

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…

D.A.R.E. Class Gets an Earful on Peer Pressure, Substance Abuse

Antonio Grant speaks Wednesday to Hammond Hill Elementary School’s D.A.R.E. students for their graduation. Also shown are Verne Sadler, left, with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety; Sara Beth Brown, assistant principal; Eric Jeffcoat, principal; and Cathy Martin, guidance counselor.

NORTH AUGUSTA — Local basketball standout Antonio Grant, one of Aiken County's best-traveled athletes, provided some food for thought this week for students in Hammond Hill Elementary School's D.A.R.E. program, as the featured speaker for the group's graduation ceremony. In photo (click for…

Molly Rooth Corder, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advisory Board UK Representative

Molly Rooth Corder, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advisory Board UK Representative

My name is Molly Rooth Corder and I am the UK representative for the Youth Advisory Board. I live near Nottingham - Robin Hood Country - with my mum, dad and…

Alexya Racicot, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advisory Board Canada Representative

Alexya Racicot, D.A.R.E. International Youth Advisory Board Canada Representative

My name is Alexya Racicot, I live in Timmins, Ontario, Canada, and I am a grade 11 student passionate about the field of law in general. I am a hard working and enthusiastic student. I’m not shy to talk in front of a crowed and to share my ideas. I participate in several team sports which enhance…