July 19 to 21, 2016
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303
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 stemming the alarming increase in youth illicit substance abuse. Use of drugs by youth in the 1970s and 1980s gave cause for alarm; nearly two-thirds of high school students (65%) were reported to have used an illicit drug and nearly two out of every five (39%) had used an illicit drug other than marijuana.
Thirty-one years ago it was not envisioned that D.A.R.E.’s positive impact would be as great as it has been, nor that D.A.R.E. implementations would expand beyond the city of Los Angeles.
Since D.A.R.E.’s start, youth abuse of illicit substances, other than marijuana, has been reduced by half. Rigorous scientific evaluations of the D.A.R.E. keepin’ it REAL (kiR) curriculum for students in grades six through nine, has established the course to be effectatious. The data showed students completing the curriculum evidenced:
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
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 […]
Erroneous report – D.A.R.E. to receive portion of proceeds from manufacturer of shirts shown worn by “El Chapo”
Inglewood, CA January 28, 2016 An article published by Olivia Niland promulgates false information claiming D.A.R.E. will receive a portion of proceeds from sales of shirts worn by Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzman in a RollingStone article written by Sean Penn. Had Niland checked with D.A.R.E. she would have found the information she put forth to […]
Download the International D.A.R.E. Training Conference Car Show 2016 Official Rules and Vehicle Registration Form from the 29th D.A.R.E. International Training Conference site.
Making a Difference Every Day, shout out to Deputy “Dan” Baudek, La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department
D.A.R.E. program teaches drug prevention From WXOW. Deputies from the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Department are in school teaching the Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E program. Deputy Dan Baudek spends an hour a week for 10 weeks in the classroom getting to know the kids and teaching them how to say no to drugs and […]
From Southern Maryland News Net. Sheriff Troy D. Berry and members of the CCSO would like to congratulate PFC Lewis Payne (Thomas Stone High School), Officer Melanie Tyner (John Hanson Middle School), and Officer Eugene Caballero (Davis Middle School) who graduated from Drug Abuse and Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training today. The D.A.R.E. program teaches students good […]
See the videos for the drawing we did on 9/15/15, and congratulations to the winners! See locations of the sweepstakes near you at sweepstakes.dare.org and thank you for support D.A.R.E. and the work we do. The D.A.R.E. Sweepstakes Workers Click images for larger view