December 19, 2014

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 WEST DEPTFORD […]

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 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 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

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 […]