September 28, 2016
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This is the place to keep up with the latest information affecting our program as D.A.R.E. continues to help eradicate drug abuse and violence throughout the world.

 

 

 

Join the D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board

Posted on Sep 27th, 2016

Daren

Mission “To serve as D.A.R.E.’s student advisor and ambassador providing insight, voice, and advocacy for D.A.R.E. education programs.” What is YAB and What’s Its History The Youth…

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Sheriff’s Office Expands Relationships in County Schools with Deputy Presence

Posted on Sep 18th, 2016

Crestview students, left to right, Chase Forwerck, Sonny Chorvas and Austin Sheets talk with Deputy Mike Biberstine (center). (Photo courtesy of Crestview High School)

VAN WERT COUNTY — This school year has brought a new face to the halls of Lincolnview and Crestview Local Schools on a more regular basis. Deputy Mike Biberstine with the Van Wert County…

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D.A.R.E. Comes Back to DCSD Schools

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

Sergeant Pete Butcher talks to fifth graders at Centennial Elementary about the D.A.R.E. program, which came back to Duchesne County School District this year.

Since 1983, The Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program has been a part of young people’s education across the country. After a short absence, the D.A.R.E. program has come back to…

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“Heroin Is Not Chic” Campaign Launches During N.Y. Fashion Week

Posted on Sep 13th, 2016

HNIC

Non-Profit Partners with D.A.R.E America to Promote Awareness Surrounding National Heroin Epidemic Heroin Is Not Chic, HINC, a non-profit organization aimed to promote awareness of the growing…

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National Red Ribbon Rally, Save the Date

Posted on Sep 10th, 2016

National Red Ribbon Rally

SAVE THE DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11 A.M. ET. DEA Auditorium, 700 Army Navy Dr, Arlington, VA 22202. The Red Ribbon Rally at DEA Headquarters will have a featured guest speaker, other…

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D.A.R.E. Adds Bullying and Critical Thinking to its Program

Posted on Sep 8th, 2016

Daren in Central Point, OR

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - Central Point School Officers say the program D.A.R.E. is adding bullying and critical thinking to its program. They say in past years the program only covered drugs and…

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Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider Begins 16th Year as D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016

Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider

(Willmar MN-) This is the 26th year that Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., has been taught in the Willmar School District. Willmar Police Officer Gene Schneider has been teaching D.A.R.E.…

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D.A.R.E. Officer Goes Above and Beyond for Her Students

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016

Olga Keese, D.A.R.E. America Officer of the Year

Students in Pecos are learning more than just math and science. A local police officer works full time as a D.A.R.E officer. Officer Olga Keese teaches young students the dangers of drug and…

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Springfield Sheriff Accepts Drug Prevention Grant

Posted on Sep 7th, 2016

Clark County Sheriff Gene A. Kelly

Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly recently accepted the 2016-2017 Drug Use Prevention Grant Award for $53,685. This grant will be used in the DARE program to fund the salaries of the two full-time…

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Fifth-Graders at Royalview Elementary School in Willowick Meet New D.A.R.E. Officer

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

Willowick D.A.R.E. Officer, Don Slapnicker discusses decision making with the fifth graders in Royalview Elementary’s D.A.R.E. class. Kristi Garabrandt — The News-Herald.

Defining, assessing and coming up with a response to a problem is how Royalview Elementary School fifth-graders spent their first Drug Abuse Resistance Education class with Willowick Mayor Rich…

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Santa Monica Police Sergeant Brown Gets “Hero Award” from AFSP

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

National Suicide Prevention Week

Nation's Largest Suicide Prevention Organization Presents "Hero Award" to Santa Monica Police Sergeant for Dedication to Suicide Prevention FSP Greater Los Angeles Chapter to Present First…

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D.A.R.E. Celebrates 25 years in Miami Township

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2016

Miami Township

The Miami Township Police Department celebrated 25 years of bringing the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program into local schools on Aug. 16. In 1991, when rubbing alcohol abuse was the most…

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D.A.R.E. America Launches New High School Curriculum

Posted on Aug 30th, 2016

DARE Daren Logo

myPlaybook is an evidence based, web-assisted program with proven results! Just in time for the new school year, D.A.R.E. America has launched a new curriculum for high school students.  Entitled…

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Two Years

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

Eric Watson, Bradley County Sheriff, Tennessee

"D.A.R.E. once again is at full strength in fifth grades, as well, with SROs teaching this valuable program that teaches students keys to dealing with peer pressure and the dangers of drugs, alcohol…

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Searching for a Brighter Greene

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

Greene County, PA

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the…

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Colton Police Officers Give Toys to Young Patients at San Bernardino Clinic

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

Jazmin Alanis, 8, reacts to the presents of Officers of the Colton Police Department and Colton Police Officers Association handing out toys donated by DARE to patients at the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Blood & Marrow Transplant center in San Bernardino Friday. Photo by Eric Reed.

Colton police officers joined D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to distribute toys Friday morning to dozens of young patients at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital…

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Hibbing High School Sophomore Will Durie DAREs to be the Example

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

Will Durie, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Minnesota Representative

HIBBING — Hibbing High School sophomore Will Durie has a lot on his plate. The teen is a three-season athlete, a musician and a member of his school’s TADA (Teens Against Drugs and Alcohol)…

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YAB PSA Videos Project Update

Posted on Aug 28th, 2016

YAB Members with Retro Bill in Orlando, Florida. Top: Jacqueline Ho, Marlon Sanders MS
Middle:Kobe Blackwell AZ, Tori Streater TX, Annessa Masterson OK, Spencer Flanders NV. 
Middle: Mistie Bell-Renfro, Brighton Turner NM, Megan Kirchoff MO, Gabe Nummber AK, Frank Pegueros. 
Bottom: Lauren Etzkorn IL, Bill Russ, Caitlin Walker VA, Maggie Engnes WI, Hattie Powers AR.

In June of 2016, 12 Youth Advisory Board members came together in Orlando, Florida for a 2-day workshop on creating a Public Service Announcement video.  The goal was to create a 60-second PSA video…

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Florida DOT Class #79 Gives Back to the Community at the Orlando Union Rescue Mission

Posted on Aug 22nd, 2016

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

D.A.R.E. Florida Coordinator Jay Best organized the Thursday DOT graduation to be held at the Orlando Mission rather than at a  hotel or a restaurant. A fine example of reaching out and connecting…

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DWI Arrests Continue to Decrease in Wichita Falls

Posted on Aug 18th, 2016

Jeff Hughes

Officer Jeff Hughes said, “The D.A.R.E. program is really good about educating students on the dangers of drinking and driving and drugs.” WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - DWI arrests in Wichita…

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