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Keepin it RealD.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Elementary Curriculum Alignment with New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

The New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards were first adopted by the State Board of Education in 1996. The standards are not curriculum, which is decided at the local level. Rather, the standards describe what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. The standards are also designed to help teachers prepare our students to be college and career-ready. Continue reading….

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Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board New Jersey Representative

Posted on Dec 13th, 2016

Julia Manning, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board New Jersey Representative

My name is Julia Manning and I’m a high school sophomore from New Jersey. I am a hardworking and dedicated student and athlete, and I have received many academic and athletic awards. But more important than personal awards in school and sports is the health and happiness of ourselves and those around us. I have seen first hand the dangers of adolescent drug and alcohol use and abuse. And I am also aware of the powerful pressures that lead kids to engage in unhealthy and dangerous…

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Man Arrested After Boy in Wayne Comes Home, Finds Burglar

Posted on Oct 20th, 2016

A brave 11-year-old boy in New Jersey thwarted a would-be robber in his home, catching him in the act and then calling police. "My heart started pumping when I saw him," said the boy, named Alan. He came home from school Monday in Wayne, where he heard the burglar inside a first-floor room in his house in the Pine Lakes section around 3:20 p.m. "I thought it was my washing machine," said Alan. But he also saw him and knew exactly what to do. He left quickly and quietly, and then…

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New Jersey D.A.R.E. Officer Training December 2016

Posted on Aug 2nd, 2016

A new DOT class will be offered in Bergen County in December 2016 for the convenience of northern agencies. DATE: December 5th - 16th, 2016 LOCATION: Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute at 281 Campgaw Rd, Mahwah, NJ 07430 COST: FREE (Meals and Lodging not covered) The Registration Form can be found here. Completed registration forms can be emailed to Jacqueline Ho or faxed to 310-215-0180. Training questions can be emailed to Jacqueline Ho. You can also call…

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Overlook 5K Gets Summit’s Summertime Off to Fast Start

Posted on Jun 29th, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - Hundreds of runners, ranging from speed burners to recreational joggers and from kids to seniors, all took to the Hilltop City's streets for the annual Overlook 5K, presented by the Summit Running Company. Mayor Nora Radest officially started the race on Maple Street, setting the group off on a journey through Summit's neighborhoods -- where several residents popped outdoors to offer encouragement -- to the eventual finish line on Railroad Avenue. Two Summit Runners --…

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Glassboro 6th Graders Graduate from D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2016

Proud parents and students packed Glassboro's Thomas E. Bowe School gym this June. The group gathered to watch the school's 149 sixth-graders graduate from the D.A.R.E. program. Glassboro Police Cpl. Timothy D. Brown instructed this year's students. Brown incorporated decision making, prevention of drug and alcohol addiction, K-9 demonstrations and overviews of law enforcement careers into this year's D.A.R.E. program. Students received a special visit from police sketch artist, Julie…

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Former NFL’er Steve Weatherford Keynotes as Summit D.A.R.E. Class of 2016 Graduates

Posted on Jun 17th, 2016

SUMMIT, NJ - More than 300 Summit students and their family members packed the Summit High School auditorium to celebrate the 2016 D.A.R.E. graduation, a program that began in 1994 and which promotes healthy and responsible decision making. Right: Weatherford told the children that anything they set their mind to is possible to achieve, providing they make the right choices. The Summit Police Department facilitates one of the finest D.A.R.E. programs in the state, having been a charter…

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Egg Harbor Township Elementary Celebrates Completion of D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on Jun 16th, 2016

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – 5th grade students at Joyann D. Miller Elementary School celebrated with law enforcement officers their completion of D.A.R.E., where they learn about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. Watch the video from SNJ…

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D.A.R.E. Graduation in North Plainfield

Posted on Jun 13th, 2016

Chief William G. Parenti has announced that June 16th will be a day for congratulations to all these children who have persevered through 9 weeks of Drug Abuse Resistance Education “D.A.R.E.” training.  North Plainfield’s 5th grade students will be recognized for their hard work with a graduation ceremony 2pm at the Somerset School multipurpose room.  To mark this great day Somerset County Sheriff Frank Provenzano, Jr. will deliver the keynote speech and assist Mayor Mike Giordano, Jr.…

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Local Police Captain Appointed to D.A.R.E. Board

Posted on Jun 9th, 2016

One of Park Ridge's finest has dared to take on a commitment to New Jersey's youth and is now part of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Board of Directors. On May 27, Park Ridge Police Capt. Joseph Rampolla was honored along with seven other individuals, who will make up the new board of directors for the New Jersey D.A.R.E. program. The event, which took place at St. Dominique Catholic School in Brick, also graduated 24 new police officers who completed D.A.R.E.'s new "Keepin' it…

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D.A.R.E. Reaches Record Number of Students in New Brunswick Schools

Posted on May 18th, 2016

Eight hundred New Brunswick fifth graders have newly taken a pledge to live their lives free of the negative influences of drug and alcohol abuse following the completion of the D.A.R.E. program for the 2015-16 school year. Right: D.A.R.E. graduates outside of Roosevelt School on May 18. Click to view the full image. For over two decades, New Brunswick Public Schools and the New Brunswick Police Department have used the national D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to…

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