October 22, 2017

Students Vow to Make Healthy Choices

Posted on May 18, 2017 by in Hometown, Nevada, News

Gardnerville Elementary School DARE Graduation 2017

Future nurses, veterinarians, athletes and teachers vowed to reach their dreams by practicing a drug-free and healthy lifestyle during Gardnerville Elementary School’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) graduation ceremony. More than 60 fifth-graders made promises to choose healthy lifestyles during last Friday’s event. “D.A.R.E. is a very important program,” said fifth-grader Skylyn Rasmussen. “I think […]

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 […]

Local Youth Talks Anti-Tobacco Plan for Peers with Leaders

Posted on September 16, 2015 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Nevada, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Matt Meyers, Spencer Flanders, and Susan Liss

From The Record-Courier. Image (L-R): Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids President Matt Meyers, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Nevada Representative Spencer Flanders, and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Executive Director Susan Liss. A local high school student met with U.S. Sen. Dean Heller and U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei last month about the need to protect youth from currently […]

Carson City launches anti-drug message through Red Ribbon campaign

Posted on November 1, 2014 by in Hometown, Nevada, Spotlight


From Carson Now. “Drug Use is Life Abuse” is a message on red wristbands that is spreading throughout the community in celebration of the Red Ribbon campaign Oct. 21-31. The week-long event is one of the nation’s largest substance abuse prevention awareness causes. Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Carson City School District, Grocery Outlet, community agencies including […]

Spencer Flanders, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advocacy Board Alumnus (Nevada)

Posted on August 21, 2014 by in Hometown, Nevada, Youth Advocacy Board Alumni

Spencer Flanders, D.A.R.E. America Youth Advisory Board Alumnus (Nevada)

Hello, my name is Spencer Flanders and I am the Youth Advocacy Board Member from the state of Nevada. I’m a Junior at Douglas High School in Minden, Nevada. I’m currently serving as The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids 2014 Western Region Youth Advocate of the Year.  This is my second term as the President of […]

Why I Love My Job

Posted on April 23, 2014 by in Hometown, Nevada

From Deputy Teresa Duffy of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:   “Just wanted to share with you why I love my job, kids and teaching the DARE program.  I recently had ACL knee repair surgery.”   Click on the images to enlarge