December 15, 2017



This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.

D.A.R.E. was founded in 1983 in Los Angeles and has proven so successful that it is now being implemented in 75 percent of our nation’s school districts and in more than 52 countries around the world.

D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence-free lives.

Experts Make the Difference

There are numerous reasons for D.A.R.E.’s success. Its unparalleled delivery system utilizing law enforcement officers as instructors and the fact that it was the first program of its kind anywhere in the world have individually and collectively played a critical role in D.A.R.E.’s growth and expansion. However, to remain relevant, effective, and impactful requires much more… it requires the critical review and substantive contributions of highly respected experts in the field of education, science, and law enforcement. And it also needs the intelligent comments and recommendations of the program’s audience – school children. To this end, several years ago D.A.R.E. established three key Advisory Committees (listed below), in addition to D.A.R.E. Instructors Advisory Committee and Youth Advocacy Board, the members of which are actively engaged in the development and implementation of virtually all aspects of the D.A.R.E. program.

D.A.R.E. America is “recognized to be exempt from Federal Income Tax as described in Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3)”. The Articles of Incorporation also state D.A.R.E. America “is organized under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporations Law for charitable purposes.” The D.A.R.E. Federal tax ID number is 95-4242541

Click here to view D.A.R.E. America’s 2016 Form 990

Click here to view D.A.R.E. America’s 2014 Financial Statement

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