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D.A.R.E. Officers from Across NC Gather at Atlantic Beach for Annual Conference

Posted on January 15, 2015 by in Hometown, North Carolina

From Time Warner Cable News. MOREHEAD CITY– Fourth and fifth graders at Morehead Elementary School are well aware of the D.A.R.E. program. “We’ve been doing this program at our school for our fifth grade students for the last, probably 15 years or more,” said D.A.R.E. coordinator Alvisa Godette. Sixty D.A.R.E. officers from throughout the state […]

Collier County student gets new wheelchair

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Florida, Hometown, News, Spotlight

BY STEPHANIE SUSSKIND  DECEMBER 19, 2014 View Original Article COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- In this season of giving, a Collier County boy is getting the most meaningful gift of all, independence. The 10-year-old was using a broken wheelchair because insurance wouldn’t pay for a new one. But now, thanks to the generous hearts and wallets of a group […]

Nearly 400 fifth graders graduated the fall semester DARE program taught by St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office

Posted on December 30, 2014 by in Hometown, Louisiana, Spotlight

Link to the original article The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office honored more than 100 fifth-graders at J.F. Gauthier Elementary School in St. Bernard and Our Lady of Prompt Succor School in Chalmette on Dec. 16-17 who completed a 12-week program in Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or DARE taught by instructors from the Sheriff’s Office. It […]

Ipswich Police Officer Completes D.A.R.E. Instructor Training

Posted on December 21, 2014 by in Curriculum, Hometown, New Hampshire

Pictured left-to-right are Officer Woodworth, Sgt. Kmiec, and Domenic DiNatale, Director DARE Massachusetts at Officer Woodworth’s D.A.R.E. Officer Graduation ceremony held in Concord NH. (Courtesy of the Ipswich Police department) CONCORD, N.H. — Police Chief Paul A. Nikas is pleased to report that there is a new D.A.R.E. Officer in town. Officer Aaron Woodworth recently […]

D.A.R.E. America Honors New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

Posted on December 19, 2014 by in Hometown, New York, News

On December 10th, D.A.R.E. America hosted a benefit reception honoring Eric T. Schneiderman, New York State Attorney General. Attorney General Schneiderman was honored for his substantial interests on behalf of New York youth and efforts in reducing substance abuse. The event, hosted by John & Margo Catsimatidis, was held in New York City at the […]

Cocopah Tribal Police Department graduates first DARE class

Posted on December 3, 2014 by in Arizona, Hometown

DARE Instructor and Cocopah Tribal Police Officer Jesus Verdugo reads an essay written by one of the more than 160 students from Somerton’s Tierra Del Sol Elementary school who graduated Monday afternoon from the Cocopah Tribal Police Department’s first Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. From Yuma Sun. More than 160 elementary school students in Somerton […]

West Deptford police receive $30K private donation toward D.A.R.E., youth programs

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Hometown, New Jersey, News

Pictured from left to right are West Deptford Police Chief Samuel DiSimone III, Timeshare Legal LLC owner Christian Highlander and Cpl. John Craig, president of the West Deptford Police Athletic League. Highlander on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, donated $30,000 toward the departments youth outreach programs. (Courtesy of the West Deptford Police Department) From NJ.com. WEST […]

D.A.R.E. Officers have an impact for a lifetime!!

Posted on November 25, 2014 by in Hometown, Nebraska

Even D.A.R.E. Officers get surprised. Recently, Papillion D.A.R.E. Officer, Tony Foster, was invited to a wedding. Not just any wedding, but the wedding of a former D.A.R.E. student. Now 23 years old, Elaina Terry knew since she was in 6th grade that her friendship with her D.A.R.E. Officer would last a lifetime. She stayed in […]

Oshkosh administrators strive to maintain DARE integrity

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Hometown, Wisconsin

From thenorthwestern.com. Students hailing from Oshkosh elementary schools probably have a wrinkled T-shirt stuffed away somewhere that proudly proclaims their graduation from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program. By completing the DARE program, students promise to abstain from drugs and alcohol, resist peer pressure and lead positive lifestyles. On the back of these shirts, the […]

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 […]