August 29, 2016

YAB PSA Videos Project Update

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in News, Virginia, Youth Advisory Board

YAB Members with Retro Bill in Orlando, Florida. Top: Jacqueline Ho, Marlon Sanders MS
Middle:Kobe Blackwell AZ, Tori Streater TX, Annessa Masterson OK, Spencer Flanders NV. 
Middle: Mistie Bell-Renfro, Brighton Turner NM, Megan Kirchoff MO, Gabe Nummber AK, Frank Pegueros. 
Bottom: Lauren Etzkorn IL, Bill Russ, Caitlin Walker VA, Maggie Engnes WI, Hattie Powers AR.

In June of 2016, 12 Youth Advisory Board members came together in Orlando, Florida for a 2-day workshop on creating a Public Service Announcement video.  The goal was to create a 60-second PSA video based on the D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School curriculum, advocating the implementation of the curriculum into their community and/or school. myPlaybook High […]

Lindsborg Student Wins State D.A.R.E. Essay Contest

Posted on August 10, 2016 by in Hometown, Kansas, News

Taylor Hinderliter, 2016 Kansas State D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

TOPEKA – (August 9,2016) – A Lindsborg middle school student has been named the winner of this year’s state D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) essay contest, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. Taylor Hinderliter, a student at Smoky Valley Middle School, was named the winner of the statewide contest, which is coordinated by the […]

Street Receives Runner-Up Honors

Posted on August 5, 2016 by in Hometown, Iowa, News

Meredith Street

OSAGE — Osage middle school student Meredith Street has been named the runner-up in the state D.A.R.E. essay contest at the Milton R. Owen Nature Center. Earlier this year, Street, the daughter of Aaron and Anne Street, Osage, was named the local D.A.R.E. winner. Here is her award-winning essay: “Why I’m Choosing a Drug-Free Future” […]

Warsaw (IN) Sixth-Graders Celebrate D.A.R.E. Graduation

Posted on July 31, 2016 by in Hometown, Indiana, News

The Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy RETRO BILL and Warsaw, IN D.A.R.E. Officers Cpl. Doug Light (L) and Sgt. Joe Hawn (R)

WARSAW — Retro Bill, lip-synching cops and a laser light spectacular all marked the end of this year’s D.A.R.E. program as sixth-graders from nine area elementary schools gathered to celebrate their graduation. Students from Madison, Claypool, Sacred Heart, Leesburg, Harrison, Washington, Jefferson, Eisenhower and Lincoln, along with their families, teachers and D.A.R.E. officers, packed the […]

Wareham Youths Embark on Life-Changing Week

Posted on July 27, 2016 by in Hometown, Massachusetts, News

Wareham registrants, counselors, School Resource Officer and representatives of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks assemble for a photograph Monday morning prior to departing to participate in this week's D.A.R.E. camp in Whitman. Wicked Local Photo/Chris Shott.

WAREHAM, MA – There was a buzz in the air and a few more vehicles than usual in the Town Hall/Multi-Service Center parking lot Monday morning. Right: Wareham registrants, counselors, School Resource Officer and representatives of the Wareham-New Bedford Lodge of Elks assemble for a photograph Monday morning prior to departing to participate in this week’s […]

Anna Grace Holthaus, 2016 Iowa D.A.R.E. Essay Winner

Posted on July 11, 2016 by in Hometown, Iowa, News

<a href="" target="_blank">Anna Grace Holthaus, 2016 Iowa D.A.R.E. Essay Winner</a>.<br />In photo with Anna, L to R:  Sheriff Dan Marx, South Winneshiek Teacher Jessica Peters, Anna Holthaus' Family, Deputy Tim Felton & South Winneshiek Superintendent Kris Einck.

The Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office and South Winneshiek School are proud to announce that Anna Grace Holthaus has won the Iowa D.A.R.E. Officers’ Association first place essay for 2016. Anna Grace Holthaus wrote her D.A.R.E. essay about what she learned in her D.A.R.E. classes and how she will use this […]

How D.A.R.E. Has Changed My Life

Posted on July 6, 2016 by in Hometown, Kansas


Taylor Hinderliter’s D.A.R.E. essay, How D.A.R.E. Has Changed My Life, was selected as the top essay for the state of Kansas. Taylor is a Lindsborg resident. Imagine this. You’re at a party and BAM, your best friend falls to the ground and is not responding to anyone or anything and she has to be taken away […]

D.A.R.E. Family Fun Day Focuses on Violence Prevention

Posted on July 3, 2016 by in Georgia, Hometown

D.A.R.E. To Be Great

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Thursday was the final day of the annual summer DARE program hosted by the Columbus Police Department. Students went on a number of field trips this year, including Stars and Strikes, Coca Cola Space and Science Center and the Columbus Aquatic Center. This year’s focus was on the prevention of violence […]

Will Alexander, 2016 D.A.R.E. Pledge Winner, Papillion, Nebraska

Posted on July 2, 2016 by in Hometown, Nebraska

Will Alexander, 2016 D.A.R.E. Pledge Winner, Papillion, Nebraska

Will Alexander, from Carriage Hill Elementary, was this year’s winner of the D.A.R.E. Pledge Contest. Will attended the mayor’s luncheon, met famous actor Clint Howard, received his very own Daren, and rode in the 1957 Chevy D.A.R.E. car in Papillion’s annual Papillion Days parade with his DARE officer, Officer Tony Foster. This was the 6th […]

‘DARE to be GREAT’ Summer Camp Concludes with Family Day

Posted on July 1, 2016 by in Georgia, Hometown

Columbus Police Cpl. Travis Spencer, center, holds the microphone for his D.A.R.E. students during their skit for parents and public safety officer Thursday. About 70 boys and girls attended the month-long D.A.R.E. to Be Great summer camp held at Fort Middle School. Funded by a grant through the Office of Crime Prevention, the youngsters went on field trips, including the National Infantry Museum, Oxbow Meadows and the Coca-Cola Space Science Center, spent a day at the Aquatics Center, went to the movies, had educational sessions about bullying and respect, and got a lot of exercise - all part of the message to stay away from drugs and gangs. Robin Trimarchi

The “D.A.R.E. to be GREAT” summer camp, designed to teach youth how to avoid danger and drugs, concluded Thursday with a family day at Fort Middle School. The Columbus Police Department’s Crime Prevention Unit invited parents and students to the school to reflect on the fun experiences and lessons the camp provided. The students performed […]