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D.A.R.E: What it is — and isn’t

Posted on November 18, 2014 by in Hometown, Wisconsin

From htrnews.com. By Sgt. Bruce Jacobs. MANITOWOC – As with other programs, D.A.R.E doesn’t guarantee that kids will not use drugs. It is one small step in the learning process of a child’s upbringing. D.A.R.E. is designed to give youth some decision-making skills to be able to weigh the consequence of a decision and take responsibility for […]

Rockland-area leaders to gather for substance abuse prevention summit

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Hometown, Maine

Regional School Unit 13 Superintendent John McDonald. Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher, Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison, and veteran retired educator Tom Mellor will be on the committee looking at dealing with the substance abuse problem in the Rockland area. A start up meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Rockland District Middle School’s […]

Southeast student raises over $70,000 for the families of fallen heroes

Posted on November 12, 2014 by in Hometown, Missouri

Jennifer Rubin, former D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Missouri Representive, with Daren. (D.A.R.E. File Photo). Rubin has been involved with Rockin’ 4 Relief since a very young age. “When I was 10, I went through the D.A.R.E. program and my D.A.R.E. officer was just an incredible person,” Rubin said. “He’s very enthusiastic and he just […]

Saving Chicago’s Youth

Posted on November 8, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois

Lloyd Bratz

In the aftermath of tragic losses, communities create alternative approaches to gang intervention. Within the department’s special activities unit is the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, in which officers go into schools and educate students on the dangers of joining gangs and abusing drugs…..Lloyd Bratz, Regional Director of D.A.R.E. America, who manages programs in states […]

Stadalsky: Metalstamp makes donation to Minooka D.A.R.E.

Posted on November 4, 2014 by in Hometown, Illinois, News

From The Herald-News. MINOOKA – Metalstamp Inc. owners, Lee and Kathy Huchinson, and son Ben Huchinson presented a $5,000 check to the Minooka police department’s D.A.R.E. program last week. Minooka Chief of Police Justin Meyer, Community Policing Officer Denis Tatgenhorst and Minooka Mayor Pat Brennan gratefully accepted the check for the program. Metalstamp Inc. moved […]

D.A.R.E. students rally against drugs, violence

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Connecticut, Hometown

Norwich fifth grade students make noise during the annual Red Ribbon Rally at NFA Thursday morning. Aaron Flaum/ NorwichBulletin.com From The Bulletin. A Norwich police officer wounded in the line of duty urged students not to give up and make the right choices when life gets difficult. “You have an opportunity to do the right […]

MURRIETA: Red Ribbon Week Prime Time for D.A.R.E. Message

Posted on October 28, 2014 by in California, Hometown

From Daily Southern California News. The Murrieta Police Department’s Traffic Division Officers and School Resource Officers recently completed a series of presentations at local elementary schools for Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Red Ribbon Week.  The presentations, like this one at Oak Meadows Elementary School, focused on the D.A.R.E. message of making good decisions and […]

Irvington’s Main Street School Fifth-Graders Take on D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

The Main Street School fifth- graders are participating in the DARE program with Police Officer Erik Seman. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District. From tarrytown.dailyvoice.com. IRVINGTON, N.Y. — The fifth-graders at Main Street School have begun the 2014 Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Program. The main objective of the program is to teach the fifth- graders how to […]

D.A.R.E. Raffle 10-20-14

Posted on October 24, 2014 by in News, Spotlight

We did the raffle drawing, congratulations to the winners!   Here are the results for the Grand prize and Bonus prize. Lisa Halpern $20,000 Bonus Prize Winner     Michael Vasquez $25,000 Grand Prize Winner    

There’s a Problem: Heroin has created a foundation of crime

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Hometown, Indiana

Police officers emphasize the importance of education and claiming responsibility for one’s actions. The Crawfordsville Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office educate local elementary school students through Drug Abuse Resistance Education and other drug courses. They hope to curb drug problems by teaching children about the effects of drugs like heroin, but they need […]