June 24, 2017

D.A.R.E. Graduation at Richland County Muslim School Believed to be First in the Nation

Posted on May 21, 2017 by in Hometown, News, South Carolina

Sheriff Leon Lott

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott discusses the historic graduation of Muslim students at the Islamic Academy of Columbia, believed to be the first in the nation. RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. – Ten Muslim students in Richland County participated in what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind event of the educational drug program called D.A.R.E. Friday’s D.A.R.E. […]

Communities Bring Back D.A.R.E. to Their Classrooms

Posted on April 11, 2017 by in Special


The opioid epidemic, legalization concerns, and need for improved community-police relations make D.A.R.E. curricula a high priority. Those who brought back D.A.R.E. in just the past few months include Bankhead Middle School, Lamesa Schools, Nodaway County Sheriff’s Department, and Pennington Gap Police. Read about the return of D.A.R.E. to the communities below:

Surgeon General Commends Efficacy of D.A.R.E.’s keepin’ it REAL Curriculum

Posted on November 30, 2016 by in News


Strong scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of prevention programs; Report states keepin’ it REAL has shown positive effects on substance use. INGLEWOOD, CA:  The United States Surgeon General’s just-issued landmark report on alcohol, drugs and health entitled Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, concludes that alcohol and drug misuse, […]

Robert Quinn is the 2016 DEA / DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year

Posted on August 1, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, News

New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn

New Hampshire State Police Colonel Robert Quinn, the 2016 DEA/DARE Law Enforcement Executive of the Year, will be honored at the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia from July 19-21. The Northern New England Training Team trained and certified 14 new D.A.R.E. Officers from New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Vermont that […]

Images from the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference

Posted on July 30, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, News

DARE Conference 2016 Logo

The 29th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia on July 19 to 21, 2016. The conference provided opportunities for attendees to gain enhanced knowledge, useful strategies, and practical skills that will have an immediate and positive impact within their schools and local communities. View the photos from the conference […]

Cyrway Receives D.A.R.E.’s 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, Hometown, Maine, News, Spotlight

Scott Cyrway

Sen. Scott Cyrway, R-Benton (ME), was presented with the 2016 Daryl Gates Lifetime Achievement Award at the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19. Cyrway has been a D.A.R.E. officer for 24 years and is the DARE training coordinator for the state. He is also involved with the Northern New England D.A.R.E., according […]

YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board


Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro […]

D.A.R.E. Annual Report for 2014

Posted on March 24, 2016 by in Annual Report, News

D.A.R.E. Annual Report 2014

MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AND PRESIDENT & CEO D.A.R.E. – The World’s Preeminent Youth Substance Abuse and High Risk Behavior Prevention Education Program Thirty-one years ago the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Los Angeles Police Department initiated an innovative project which became known as D.A.R.E. The initiative was directed at […]


Posted on February 27, 2016 by in News


Some pro-drug websites are promulgating misinformation claiming “Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.), one of the largest anti-drug groups in the world, no longer lists marijuana as a so-called “gateway drug”. The misinformation, attributed to Emily Grey or “Monterey Bub” depending upon the website referenced, cannot pass without response. Had nominal research been conducted by […]

Nominations for the 2016 Daryl F. Gates Lifetime Achievement, Officer of the Year, & Educator of the Year Awards

Posted on February 8, 2016 by in 29th DARE International Training Conference, News, Spotlight

Daryl F. Gates

D.A.R.E. America is accepting nominations for the 2016 Daryl F. Gates D.A.R.E. Lifetime Achievement, D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, and D.A.R.E. Educator of the Year Awards. Recipients of these prestigious awards will be honored during the 29th Annual D.A.R.E. International Training Conference. The conference is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 19-21, 2016. Nominees for […]